Friday, January 27, 2006

quilt top finished - sort of


I sewed the border onto the Fruit Punch quilt today. Decided I liked the sparkly cherry red fabric with purple bits so I was gonna use it darn it. Didn't use the purply inner border cuz the top O is that fabric and it would have disappeared, which I wasn't in the mood for.

I sewed the border on extra large, so now I can play around with how I want to cut it down. Even like up above?

I love Gwen's lopsided borders - hers always seem so balanced and off-center at the same time. I haven't had nearly the luck playing around with it. But am trying it out on Picasa, before I actually slice into it. Seems like it should work well with this quilt because it already goes from small in one corner to much larger down in another.

Extra border fabric on the top and left side:

Extra border on the lower and right sides:

I also managed to sew another couple of endearments for the current quilt, "Charmed" was on again, and I got to rub a lot on my sweet Pokey's belly. Life is good.

12 comments:

cher said...

I like the lower and right sides setting for the borders myself.

YankeeQuilter said...

I agree with Cher...love how bright and cheery it is!

dot said...

Thank you for posting this today. I was just thinking about this quilt and wondering what your decision was. The quilt looks really good.

Holly said...

Oh, I love it, Tonya! It looks fantastic. Love the colors.

Sandra said...

I like the middle option - and what a wonderfully happy cheerful quilt!

Dawn said...

Oh Tonya! I LOVE Fruit Punch! And WOW does that border fabric look wonderful! Oh baby - it looks great!

Nancy said...

Love this quilt! And definately lopsided borders instead of even. I like the extra border on the top and left. For some reason to my eye it looks balanced where the one with the extra on the bottom and right do not.

quiltpixie said...

your X's an O's are turing out wonderfully! I really like the border material too. Looks like you've been having fun...

Nines said...

I like the quilt all snuggled down in the corner. Glad you got to watch "Charmed" the other day. Fun.

Sharon said...

Have you thought about something wavy and wonky? Love the punch of the colors!

sophie said...

It looks great with it's border ... I like the extra border on the right and bottome, but it will work however your eye likes it best.

Darcie said...

I have been trying to save time by not pausing to read everyone's comments before posting my own...but I'm so glad I read these!!! Great ideas!

I'm partial to the extra on the upper and left...I've done a few of my own, I might add...and they are faves of mine.

It looks superb, Tonya!!!