Friday, May 17, 2019

Long time coming...The Eye of the Hurricane


This thing, this monstrosity, has sure taken its time in developing.  I named it The Eye of the Hurricane.   I cannot even remember when I made the first block.    But I started out thinking I would make enough to maybe make a baby quilt size.

The thing is I make them when I can't decide what else to make.  I make them when Roger is feeling bad.  I make them when I am cooking and have to keep an eye on things.  I make them just to make them.    As it is now, it is 63 inches by 72 inches.  120 blocks that finish at 6 inches square.  I do not know if I am adding a border or not.  I wanted a wider border at least 4 or 5 inches, but I wanted to use a twin batting I have and it is only 72 inches wide.  So I cannot have the wide border that I wanted.  So it may just stay like it is.  (You always want to have batting  a bit bigger than the quilt top.  So probably the widest border I could safely add is one maybe 3½ inches wide, and that would be cutting it close.  Closer than most people would risk.)

I thought maybe once I got the blocks all sewn together that I might like it, but I don't.  Not at all.  I am not sure what I don't like...maybe that it is too bland...I should have put a strip of yellow in it.  Or separated the blocks with a sashing.  Roger says it makes him dizzy to look at it.  He says it sure gives him the feeling of motion.

I had more to say but had a phone call and now I have forgot it all...so hope you all have a great weekend. 

16 comments:

Granny Marigold said...

I can imagine how much work you must have put into making this quilt. So many hours!!

Ruth Hiebert said...

That is very busy, but colourful as well.I am sure it would look great on a bed with a few solid color pillows as accents.Now, that's just my idea.

Joyful Quilter said...

I LOVE IT!! I don't think it needs a border or more yellow or sashing and it definitely isn't bland. It dances! Eye of the hurricane is the perfect name.

Leigh said...

What a great name. I can't decide what I think about it. I agree with Ruth that some solid colors would ground it. It looks very well done.

Ginny Hartzler said...

It is a bit dizzying. I can see so much work that went into it, one of a kind. It still shows your great talent.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Wonderful motion, that is the perfect name. What an amazing amount of work that is.

Sandra said...

I can't even imagine how you managed to get all those slanted lines together like this, the detail is amazing to me. getting the diamond shapes to line together is what I am talking about

Karen said...

That is a good name for it. I like it. You are so talented.

Laurel Wood said...

I love it and think it is a real work of art. I think of all the hours you have invested in it. Keep us posted on the border decision. Enjoy your evening.

happyone said...

Wow that looks like a lot of work. Great name for it.

Sandi said...


That must have taken forever!


Judy said...

Perfect name for it, but I like it.

Nancy Chan said...

I can see that a lot of work went into making this quilt. I agree that it is kind of dizzy to look at. Hope to see what you decide to do with it and what type of border you will be adding to it. Happy new week!

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Linda e com um belo efeito visual, gostei.
Um abraço e boa semana.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
O prazer dos livros

ElizrdbthSpeaks said...

well done. i enjoy all the colors. u enjoy it!! ( ;

Small City Scenes said...

I can see why Roger says it makes him dizzy because it makes me dizzy too. LOL! Not my favorite either but it used time that needed to be used up so it was a worthwhile project
MB