Thursday, April 02, 2009

That's More Like It!

After my shameless begging for comments yesterday, I should probably apologize for being such a whiner. Thank you for humoring me and leaving comments! You are all fabulous friends.

Today I finally got something worthwhile done. (That's more like it!) I took my sewing stuff over to church and had fun getting a lot accomplished. I quilted a top, but I don't have a picture of it yet. Maybe tomorrow. (I'm going back tomorrow for more sewing.)

I also finished getting these selvage edges together. This will eventually turn into a pillow.
The main thing I started on (thanks to a nudge from Pastor Penny) was the altar cloths I was asked to make for church. They asked me a zillion years ago. I don't know why I kept procrastinating! Once I started, it was fun to work on them.

I bought these fabrics to make a prototype. Now the store where I bought them is closed, but I'm hoping I can still find similar enough fabrics so I can use the prototype as a final piece. I have to make two for the small lecterns and one for the altar. Which orientation do you prefer? These are lumpy-looking because they are pinned together to make the various options. There are 3 versions of the "cross" in the middle, so you get to pick which size cross you like best. On the altar options, I didn't experiment with every single cross-size. I was getting tired of pinning and un-pinning. So just remember the altar cloth and the lectern pieces can have their choice of large, medium, or small cross-shape.

#1 - lectern with wave pattern going down
#2 - lectern with wave pattern going up

#3 lectern with large cross


#4 - lectern with medium cross

#5 - lectern with small cross


#1A - altar with cross pattern (large, medium, or small). These will repeat across the horizontal length of the existing purple cloth (which will, of course, not be present when mine are there).

#2A - altar with wave pattern which will repeat across entire cloth length

What's your preference? (And thanks for your vote - your opinions help me decide. Of course, Pastor and others will get votes that carry a lot of weight.. I hope they vote for what I like best! haha)

12 comments:

Beth said...

I like #1 the best for the Lectern...not sure about alter.. possibly #1A... I have a hard time visualizing! Sounds like a productive day! Way to go!

GARI said...

I like either the lectern with the wave going up or the small cross. And I like the cross going all the way across the alter, not in the wave. I also love the colors.

Andrea said...

I like the small cross and the pattern going down. It reminds me of water spilling over the top...there's a lot of movement that way.

Megs said...

Ha ha ha - you get guilted way to easy! What happened to "after the wedding"? :)
I love the colors! I like the small cross (#5) on the lecturn, and love the cross on the altar cloth (#1A)! Beautiful!

Chris said...

#1 for sure - sorry to be one post late with my comment :)

Torina said...

#1 then #5 LOVE those colors!!

BrendaLou said...

I like the small cross both places. Don't know why, just do! and I made the same selvage piece today too! Except no red. I decided to turn mine into a tote bag, though!

Niki :-) said...

I notice that if I leave comments for people I will get them in return. I'm horrible about leaving comments, so I'm sure that's why I get very few.

Quilt Pixie said...

I prefer option #1. It doesn't draw attention to itself, while providing a sense of visual movement. The crosses, while appropriate don't have the same sense of movement...

Victoria said...

Lovely work!
I personally like #4 and #5 best, and I really like your selvedge piece, too!

Marit said...

Love what you did with your selvedges!!!!!

Wendy said...

Those alter cloths are awesome - the colors are beautiful and peaceful. I like the wave pattern up on the lectern, and the small crosses across on the alter. The selvedge block is fun as well - some people are really going crazy with selvedages!