Monday, January 26, 2009

100 POSTS!!!!

I am in need of all your quilting expertise.... again. I just finished sewing my 1974 blocks together. All along I've been wondering about what to do for a border. When I got done sewing the blocks together I wondered if I should even do a border. Here is the finished center.
This is the fabric I got for an inner and outer border. I really like the fabric, but do I like it for this particular quilt border? I could use it on the back and just piece the back. I need your opinions. Would you leave the quilt borderless, or would you add the borders?


Of course Jake saw me with the camera and a quilt and said " I want to say cheese!" and jumped right on!

12 comments:

Mel said...

Congrats on 100! I like the quilt without a border. Not sure why...just do!

Sherri said...

When I saw the first picture I thought..."oh, that quilt doesn't need a border." But when I saw the border fabrics next to the quilt I thought they added a lot to it! So I think I'd put the border on...if you don't do borders...I love the inner border fabric for binding!

Nedra said...

I'm going to give you a third opinion that will really confuse you because it's not like the other two. I love the border, but I don't like the red inner border with it. It seems too drastic. I would soften the inner border with something that matches the blue a little more. Just my opinion. Feel free to discard!

Cris said...

very very cute.... both

Anna M. said...

Congratulations on 100 posts! I really enjoy reading your blog and seeing what you're up to! I felt a lot like Sherri's comment when I saw the first picture - no borders needed - but then I saw the fabrics that you chose for borders and I think that they are perfect and really complete the quilt! I also like Nedra's comment...maybe try a white inner border instead fo the red to really make the inner quilt top and the blue border fabrics POP! I vote for borders! =)

GARI said...

I think I would put a solid inner border (1 - 1 1/2") and then the two borders you show. I just like to stop the busy part before I get busy again.

Elisa said...

Wow Elizabeth, you are a maniac, I cannot fathom how you are able to do all the quilting you do. I need to know where you got the merrigoround I think it was that quilt is so lovely, good work. Oh and I cant find your fabric pics for the next exchange. Can you tell me where they are? And seriously you are awesome.

Nicole said...

I could go either way....and I like all the comment suggestions! LOL I think I would do a border, but as suggested not use the red. I don't know though, no border with the red as binding would be SO cute too! I am excited to see this finished.

Kristin Barrus said...

The fabrics are busy and fun, that's why you bought them. I like the borders you chose, and I'd do a lime green binding, as a thought. This one makes me long for melted snow and green grass!

erica e said...

do the borders! i love the combo you chose. that teal blue is my favorite color right now. this is gonna be great!

Simply This and That said...

It's been a while since I visited. You've been busy. I LOVE the borders. Both of them. LOVE the quilt too. The fabrics are so awesome. ooxx`jodi

Jantine said...

O love this quilt and fabrics... And yes, I would use both red and blue for the border, it fits the quilt! Please let us know what you will be doing, I am very curious...