I got all the piecing completed for the top of a quilt that will be called "Coeur de château". Last year (or maybe the year before that) I bought some Maywood Studio Full Sun fabric to make a quilt for my brother's significant other, but then found out that he "assumed" she liked sunflowers because her kitchen curtains had sunflowers on them. He's a guy (a loveable one for sure) - what can I say though? Needless to say, she really does not like sunflowers, so what was I going to do with this fabric?
My house is full of modern art - I'm not into the blue goose country stuff. So - I found a coordinate that looks like a foulard print and a striped print. I thought to myself, "Hmmm, maybe I can get something sort of Provence out of this fabric - they do grow sunflowers in France after all." I still have to put the borders on, but I didn't proceed because it meant changing the thread color in my machine - I know, it's a really lame excuse, but I'm sticking to it today *grin*
I have a black/espresso tone on tone for the inner border and then a large sunflower print for the outer border. The jury's still out on the outer border fabric, but since I have it and can't imagine using it anywhere else, it will probably have to do.
Remember a couple of weeks ago, I mentioned that my best friend and quilting buddy and I were going to work on an 1800's blended quilt at our three day sewing weekend? Well, we started them, but did not finish, so I finished the top today. This is where the schizophrenic part of the question comes in? Like I said, I have a house that is very modern, I just joined the Orlando Modern Quilt Guild, so what am I ever going to do with this quilt? It is very pretty, but definitely not my style. It's very Victorian looking - oh well, time will tell - it was a fun project in any case.
I'll publish pics of these when they're all done and quilted, unless they come and take me away, ha ha he he....