I don’t know what it is about checkerboards on quilts and in decorating that makes me so happy, but I surely love them, as evidenced by the front of my store, and any number of quilts that I’ve made.
Technically, of course, this is a Double Irish Chain, but it makes me very happy because it’s really just blue and white checks:
For scale, those checks finish at 1 inch. Meaning that the quilt top itself is only 55 by 65 right now. With that much sewing, it feels like it ought to be bigger.
The question, now, is what to do next. I’ve got some really great blue and white paisley that I could use as a border.
But. I’m having Delusions of Applique.
That’s like having Delusions of Grandeur, only worse, I think.
In my current Delusions of Applique, this quilt top has applique on TOP of the lovely blue and white checks. And it might be assymetrical, with maybe a border with some lettering on it. Of course, I have no idea what that lettering might say. Or when I’m going to find time to do this.
Like I said, I’m Delusional.
paula, the quilter says
I remember seeing a quilt in a calendar several years ago that was a Grandmother’s Flower Garden and it had appliqued fuschia’s on it. It was quite lovely as I’m sure your’s will be.
It is gorgeous Suzanne. Blue is my favorite color. Sorry, I’m no help on your borders.
Elaine Adair says
My immediate thought was a wide white scalled border with some applique on each corner!
Caron Mosey says
I love checkerboards, too, and blue and white is a favorite of mine. This is beautiful! I’m all for applique… GO FOR IT!!!
Think of Sharon’s 9 patch that she got bored with and appliqued sunflowers on! I think that’s a great, GREAT idea! In a border, or on the center of the quilt.
Delusions or hallucinations, applique would be a wonderful addition. Who cares if the quilt takes another two years to finish?
Wow! I only have delusions of adequacy. Your delusions are cool!
Vicki W says
I’m just starting to catch up on my blog reading after vacation (over 1000 items in my reader!) but I wanted to comment that I LOVE this quilt. No border ideas because my brain is still lovely vacation mush.
You blow me away…don’t you have enough to do with out Delusions of Applique? Just kiddin’…I know when an idea forms in your mind, you just have to do it.
Love the quilt!