Tuesday, March 29, 2011

No Willpower

Well, I tried really hard.  Honest.  But somehow this afternoon I started cutting out my new fat quarters.  On the positive side, I did wash all the fabrics for another project that have been waiting for the perfect moment to be started... and I had a look at another quilt that is up to the border stage, and still doesn't quite feel right - now I remember why it is still sitting there.

This one started with a beautiful fabric that I could just imagine as a big wide border.  It had a matching layer cake... and I found the perfect pattern.  The rest would be history - but now that I have pieced the top and added the first border, I am struggling to work out how the following borders should look...

This is a close up of some of those lovely fabrics...
 On the one hand, I quite like how it looks at the moment.  On the other hand, it is not quite big enough for a queen size.  Could make it more like a throw - but I'd prefer something that would also fit the bed.  I did a narrow border of the border fabric with the intention of adding another pieced inner border, then a wide 9" border all around with the border fabric again.  Any suggestions?  I'll check with my Friday girls and see what the concensus is.  I even have the backing fabric for this... just need batting and I could be quilting (and then moaning about binding...)

I have been loosely collecting Japanese indigos... and other indigo-ish fabrics and they have been waiting in a box for Hmmm, several months.  So now the background and cornerstone fabrics have been washed, and I might just start cutting that one out to.  Ironing and chopping are so meditative - especially with a new cutter blade!

3 comments:

  1. From the photo I think it needs something dark to finish it off on the edges. But that may be because it's on a light carpet. Looking forward to seeing it.

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  2. I agree about the dark border. Maybe a chocolate brown to match some of the brown in the quilt. Might make the lighter colors pop.

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  3. Sometimes you can't decide how to finish it, because the quilt wants to stay the way it is. This happened to me with a Christmas quilt I was DETERMINED to have for the bed. It is a table-topper. Let it be for a smaller bed, perhaps Nadia's, for when she gets a bit older. I think it looks great!

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