Thank you to everyone who weighed in with opinions about borders yesterday! I’m still not sure what I’m going to do — you’ve given me a bunch to think about.
- I have purchased extra of one of the blues to use as the binding, but I’ll think about using the green instead.
- I hadn’t really thought about thread for quilting yet, but I’ll definitely be considering orange, Beth!
- I have to make a trip to the quilt store where I bought the orange fabric today and I’m going to get some more of those as well as more of the lime green plaid in order to have a little bit more flexibility as I continue to contemplate my border choices.
- Someone mentioned a piping inside the binding — I haven’t ever done that. I was planning to make a matching doll quilt, and maybe I’ll test out a piped binding on the doll quilt to see how bad I am at doing it.
I ended up pulling the quilt off my design wall in order to work on something else. I spent quite a bit of the day on it, and I’m not happy with what I did. My seam ripper and I might be having some quality time together tomorrow.
This is a commission — the customer’s mother did the embroidery. The customer brought the blocks to me and basically gave me free rein: all she wants is a queen sized quilt that is pretty. I can do that. Right?
I did audition the green vs. the pink for the sashing, but I wish I had spent more time really contemplating whether or not I wanted the pink as cornerstones. At this point I think they look like the pink is radioactive and doesn’t enhance the embroidered blocks at all.
I do have a very pretty print with a black background — pink roses and white daisies — for the outer border, and I know that will change the look, but I’m not sure it’ll save this:
So, back to the drawing board tomorrow.
For now, though, a trip to help a customer with her quilting machine (and darn, it’s a quilt shop, so maybe some fabric therapy while I’m there?).
Have a great day!
p.s. It’s Fire Prevention Week — have you checked your smoke alarms and talked about how to get safely out of your house in case of a fire? We worked on our Exit Drill last night — in case the stairs are blocked, the boys expect Dad to get the ladder so they can come down over the railing: