Go Back  Quiltingboard Forums > Main
Help me out i,m stuck >

Help me out i,m stuck

Help me out i,m stuck

Old 11-18-2018, 11:02 AM
  #1  
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
piker6ca's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: North bay Ontario Canada
Posts: 247
Default Help me out i,m stuck

Hi every one
I am working on this scrappy quilt and this is what i have so far.
I want to make it bigger and not sure what to add to it .
Was looking at maybe flying geese or a chain link block .
But I keep thinking because i have the small blocks on the out side now it .
Could be to busy .
Any ideas
Thanks
where would i be with out you guys for help lol
Tom
Attached Thumbnails dscf2395.jpg  
piker6ca is offline  
Old 11-18-2018, 11:08 AM
  #2  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Florida
Posts: 5,654
Default

Not certain how much bigger you would like to make it. I would add an outside thin strip of the white to "border" the squares on point. Then I would repeat a 4 patch element from the inside of the quilt. Or even a complete outside row or the blocks all the way around. There are lots of options with scrappies. Love the colors.
toverly is online now  
Old 11-18-2018, 11:24 AM
  #3  
Power Poster
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Mableton, GA
Posts: 10,879
Default

How much wider do you want it? A suggestion is another border, maybe white, and then use a scrappy binding. but if you want it wider than that, I like toverly's suggestion
Stitchnripper is offline  
Old 11-18-2018, 11:40 AM
  #4  
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
piker6ca's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: North bay Ontario Canada
Posts: 247
Default

Think smaller blocks like the inside blocks ?
piker6ca is offline  
Old 11-18-2018, 11:53 AM
  #5  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 120
Default

This looks like a happy quilt. I agree with toverly that it needs another thin white border like your inside border, then I can see a border of scrappy, whimsical flying geese with the bottoms of the geese on a horizontal line, but vary the angles and shapes of the triangle sides. Would love to see a picture of the finished quilt.
Shoofly1 is offline  
Old 11-18-2018, 12:15 PM
  #6  
Super Member
 
osewme's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Texas
Posts: 5,368
Default

Maybe go with more borders but not pieced ones. Or perhaps the next border a border that "reads" solid & the next one a pieced border. Also, remember that the borders don't have to be the same width on both sides. So if you want the quilt longer but not wider, just put a wider border on the top & bottom to make it longer.
I really like pieced borders & here's a site that shows a few for some ideas that might help you.

http://blog.shopmartingale.com/quilt...ed-border-fit/
osewme is offline  
Old 11-18-2018, 06:04 PM
  #7  
Super Member
 
Teen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Southwest Idaho
Posts: 5,863
Default

That is really really pretty!! I'd go with another mini of white first...then audition different pieced borders... If you are feeling adventurous, you could do a wide white border and applique floral's or .....different size circles in contrast to the squares. I'm an appliquér so that is what I would probably do... It's gonna rock regardless of what you do...
Teen is offline  
Old 11-18-2018, 06:08 PM
  #8  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 2,853
Default

Linear borders of marbled fabric. Pink, purple, turquoise or whatever color combo suits you. Bind it in the third color.
Irishrose2 is offline  
Old 11-18-2018, 06:51 PM
  #9  
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: CA
Posts: 88
Default

Piano keys.
Theodora is offline  
Old 11-19-2018, 02:45 AM
  #10  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 4,782
Default

Originally Posted by Theodora View Post
Piano keys.
That was my thought, a white border followed by colored piano keys. The colored piano keys would function like a wide colored border.
JustAbitCrazy is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
ButtercreamCakeArtist
Main
41
07-01-2021 11:29 AM
2 Doods
Pictures
21
03-31-2008 08:08 AM
BillyTeeJohnFrancescasMom
Introduce Yourself
2
02-04-2008 06:30 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


FREE Quilting Newsletter