Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Workshop in Progress -2/16

I'm sad to say I missed a couple of Workshop's in Progress.  I didn't mean to, I just got so busy that I didn't have time to post.  And I was actually working on some things.  I do have a question this week, though.  I have been hand quilting my Nicey Jane Quilt and I love the way it's coming along.  (wish I could be working on it, but see yesterday's post for why I can't).  I outlined each pinwheel 1/4" from the edge with Pearl Cotton #8
and then I came back in to each square and did a series of four circles, each 1" larger than the previous.
My question is this:  What should I do in the borders?  I'm thinking of doing a fan or maybe some feathers. But I'm just not sure.  I'm totally open to suggestions.  This border is four inches wide and I had cut the strips too short and had to come up with that funny little wedge in the corner since I didn't have enough of the blue fabric to cut new borders.  It doesn't show up too much in this picture.

So, what would you guys do?

9 comments:

  1. Could you do more circles? Or loopy circles, something to tie into the circles you've already quilted? I LOVE the quilted circles in the square above.
    Michelle

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  2. Loopy? Like a series of cursive lowercase L's? Your hand quilting is amazing, by the way!

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  3. Lovely quilting. It does need to relate so how about a line with circles attached instead of leaves or flower buds.

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  4. I was going to suggest leaves, because when I look at the top picture there are so many florals involved that leaves might relate. Who knows! I'm sure whatever you decide, Michelle, it will be beautiful!!

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  5. I know this sounds simple but how about straight line outlines in the border?

    Your quilt is beautiful and I love that you are hand quilting it.

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  6. What about a Baptist (or Bishop's) Fan?

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  7. Since I'm only a vicarious quilter, I don't feel qualified to make any suggestions but wanted to drop in to say your hand quilting is AMAZING! I love the circles and the quilt itself is beautiful. What are your plans for it when it's finished?

    Hope your quilter's injury is healing nicely.

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  8. You could echo one of the motifs from the fabric itself. Maybe those plus sign type things? Or the leaves?

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