October 10, 2008

Kudzu Basket Progress

I'm out to working on the border ideas, have tried and discarded at least 8 different options so far. The usual story with me and the working wall and then the right combination hits and things fly together. I keep looking at the viney stripe and it keeps reminding me of the plague on the South, Kudzu. I certainly had no plan of putting something that strong into this quilt when I was appliquéing all those basket blocks, and here it is in the end practically the focus fabric. So I've rechristened this Kudzu Quilt. I'm close enough to the end to be thinking on what kind of pieced back I might put on this.

I'm also thinking about using this batt made from recycled plastic bottles. One queen batt is 20 bottles not in a landfill. That has to be a good thing!

Friday Joys:
Gorgeous crisp fall weather
Butternut and Pumpkins awaiting harvest
The dog's bark was not much worse than it's bite


Numismatist Facts said...

That is looking incredible. How big will the finished quilt be?

Sharyn said...

It will be Queen size. You should see what I'm doing in the middle of those border blocks. What a pain to cut :-) I'm waiting to hear how the new batting made from plastic bottles does re: warm or just sweaty to sleep under.. I'd like to try it for this quilt. Sharyn/KalamaQuilts

Numismatist Facts said...

Batting from plastic bottles? That brought strange images to my mind, but then it is late and time to go to bed.

Have you seen the new bamboo batting? Looks and feels luscious. Will you be hand or machine quilting? That always makes the difference in what I use.

Still, your plastic bottles intrigue me!

Bizarre Quilter said...

Kudzu quilt. That's a good name.

It has a secret meaning that otherwise sounds intriguing.

Loz :)

Sharyn said...

I've added a link to the batting in this post. Thanks for stopping by. I looked at the bamboo batt last week, I think it is thicker than I want. Sharyn

Numismatist Facts said...

Quilter's Dream is my favorite for hand-quilting.

I can't think of anything that would be more lovely than curling up under a beautiful quilt that is made with recycled Diet Coke bottles. Add in a Milky Way candy bar to eat and you have my ultimate fantasy!

Karen said...

Your quilt is looking good!

Plastic bottle batting you say? What will they think of next.

Ethne said...

Sharyn - this is going to be a beautiful quilt when finished. I found your blog last night and was fansinated to see the development of the blocks through many many alternative placements. I am so taken with it that I've placed a link on my blog so others can share your hard work. If you give me permission I'd also love to add a photo to the entry on my blog. I look forward to seeing future developements with the border.

Sharyn said...

Thank you for your comments Ethne, you posted anonymously so I haven't a clue where your blog is! Sharyn

everythingquilts said...

This quilt is stunning. I love it.

Maggie A said...

This quilt is just wonderful. I went back and checked out the history.....this setting is just wonderful.