Monday, July 18, 2005

borders



Here are some of my choices for borders. I think the blue fabric dulls the center too much. The fabric has a floral pattern, which might be a pleasant change from the other almost solidy fabrics. Or not... Probably a completely horrible choice. I'm ruling it out - executive decision.

I quite like the pink, but am not thrilled it's a batik, so harder to quilt through. Maybe it would be better as the inner border with the deep purple around the edge. What do you think? The advantage to the purple is that it's a fairly new Moda and I could cry and cry and get a friend to take pity on me and go get me some more.

Ooh, but look at that pink -- it's bright and happy. It's not like I can decorate with much pink around the house (don't want to drive the dh completely around the bend) but how can he object to a quilt that will barely see the light of day and undoubtedly spend a great deal of time all wadded up? he he he. (No, I'll make the bed with the pretty new quilt on it, really I will)

I am also toying with the idea of piecing a border. Toying mentally, not actually sewing anything together. Maybe I'll go to that Plan B if I sew on the big borders and they zap the life out of this quilt.

5 comments:

Bonnie said...

I think I like the pink inner border with the purple outter border! Come on, it's a narrow strip..how many stitches to get across it when you need to? :c) Can't be any worse than those places in the letters where the seams are thick thick thick! :cD

Love what you are doing! I've been running errands and quilting on customer stuff today, just decided to peek in and see what tonya is up to :c)

Bonnie

Tonya R said...

don't remind me about all those seams (shudder). I bet there are spots where I have 8 layers of fabric all wodged up together. aiyee.

Frances said...

I agree with Bonnie I like the pink and purple border best,

I am enjoying reading the progress of this quilt and love your cats,

SCquiltaddict said...

So I am a little late...in the throws of creating...you should see my usually fairly neat downstairs....its a wreck...anyway I vote for the purple with the pink too...top one...but WHAT does the dang quilt say?
m in sc

Tonya R said...

What does it say? ack, you wound me.