It's done! It's done! It's done! It's done! Yes, this is me doing my happy dance that my DWR quilt top is finally complete!! I do apologize for the crappy indoor pictures, I finished this well after the sun had set, and just had to snap some pics and blog about my euphoria :-)
I used Joel Dewberry's Aviary 2 for the fabrics to make up the rings and Kona Bone as the solid. Aside from the many many pin pricks from pinning all those arcs together, it wasn't as difficult as I thought it would be. I think the hardest part of this entire quilt was piecing together the rows. The secret I found out one row into it is to leave those 1/4" seams unsewn at the beginnings end ends of your "cornerstones" so that you can make the seam lie nice and flat. (Similar to how you'd machine sew hexagons together). Once I figured that out, it was pretty smooth sailing...very slow sailing, but smooth none the less.
As for the back, I'm sort of torn. I know I want to do some scrappy piecing using a few prints I have left over from the rings on the front, but do you think it would be okay to use a different solid than the Kona Bone that I used on the front? I was thinking of either Kona Ash or Kona Charcoal, but the more I look at it, should I just keep things consistent and use Kona Bone as the main solid on the back? Or I suppose I could chose a color color that is represented on the front as the main solid for the back...What do you think bloggy friends? You always have such great ideas :-)
More on this soon...Thanks in advance for all your help!