Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Results 1 to 17 of 17

Thread: What fabric would you choose?

  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    North Dakota
    Posts
    257

    Question What fabric would you choose?

    I am making a quilt for my brother. The picture panel is going to be in the center and I am going to do 2 borders. I think they will be relatively large borders maybe like 10" wide each since I am trying to make it a twin size 72" wide. The panel is 36" X 44". I was going to do a black inner border to set off the panel. Then I can't decide to go with a brown, or green border for the outer border. What would you think will look the best? I have a couple picture of some different options.
    --I like the fabric that looks like a wood board(for an outer boarder) but do you think it will take away from the panel picture?

    --Then at the corner of each border I want to put one solid block with a deer/wildlife print fabric.
    --The backing will be camouflage with leaves.

    Thanks for your opinions!
    Attached Images Attached Images







    LIVE ~ LAUGH ~ LOVE

  2. #2
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    North Dakota
    Posts
    257
    I wonder, would a dark brown border or a light brown border look better if I were to go the brown route?
    LIVE ~ LAUGH ~ LOVE

  3. #3
    Power Poster RedGarnet222's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Reno, Nv
    Posts
    14,514
    I would go with a golden brown and a small heather grey. That would accent the deer.

    But, you could go a neutral light blue to pull out the sky.

    You can audition your fabrics to see which one is the right look you are going for. Have fun and let us see you finished quilt when you are done. OK?
    RedGarnet222

    "Take your needle, my child, and work at your pattern ... It will come out a rose by and by. Life is like that ...one stitch at a time, taken patiently."
    *Oliver Wendell Holms

  4. #4
    Moderator QuiltnNan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    western NY formerly MN, FL, NC, SC
    Posts
    42,874
    Blog Entries
    45
    i love the brown pine cones and green pines to go with that beautiful panel
    Nancy in western NY
    before you speak THINK
    T is it True? H is it Helpful? I is it Inspiring? N is it Necessary? K is it Kind?


  5. #5
    Super Member Mitch's mom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    TN
    Posts
    1,435
    I would stick with fabrics close to the colors currently framing the deer.

  6. #6
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    48
    What a gorgeous quilt -- I love your first picture!

  7. #7
    Senior Member ThreadHead's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Org. Texas now Florida
    Posts
    732
    I would go with a 2 1/2 - 3 inch strip of golden brown, color of the deer so it would frame the panel, and follow with a darker larger pieces that would drape over the sides of the bed. Just a thought. syl
    Syl

  8. #8
    Super Member wolph33's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Wi
    Posts
    9,994
    great panel.all options look nice-sorry I can not pick a favorite
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/Upnorthcrafter

  9. #9
    Super Member tesspug's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    California
    Posts
    1,775
    I think the wood grine would distract from the branches framing the panel. I think the brown batik, then the last one would be a good choice.

  10. #10
    Super Member Dolphyngyrl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Southern California
    Posts
    5,699
    I like the last one
    Brother XL-3500i, SQ-9050, Dreamweaver XE6200D, Juki MO-2000QVP

  11. #11
    Super Member DogHouseMom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Knot Merrill, Southern Indiana
    Posts
    5,713
    Quote Originally Posted by ThreadHead View Post
    I would go with a 2 1/2 - 3 inch strip of golden brown, color of the deer so it would frame the panel, and follow with a darker larger pieces that would drape over the sides of the bed. Just a thought. syl
    I agree ... I would choose something in a golden tone to match the deer.

    Here's a suggestion ... instead of two giant solid borders use a narrow inner border, then a pieced block border, then an outer border (or even another narrow border between the blocks and the outer border to frame the blocks). Then you can use a mix of the different fabrics you auditioned to make the blocks.
    May your stitches always be straight, your seams always lie flat, and your grain never be biased against you.

    Sue

  12. #12
    Super Member hopetoquilt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    New Jersey
    Posts
    2,873
    Since your borders are going to be so wide, why not do a checkerboard border or another pieced border? There are tons of ideas. LOVE the panel.

  13. #13
    Senior Member Toni C's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Crosby,Texas
    Posts
    838
    Maybe my computer is seeing different colors but it seems to me the panel has very little to no green in it. maybe a blue batik

  14. #14
    Member DebReed's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Madison, AL
    Posts
    16
    I think I would use the wood grain as the smaller inside border and use one of the pine cone fabrics as the outer border.
    Deb
    Professional Long Arm Quilter
    http://debsquiltsandthings.blogspot.com/

  15. #15
    Super Member Dina's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    5,060
    I would go with the brown batik and then the green pine...but it is going to be beautiful, no matter which of these fabrics you select. You have some good options. You just need to audition each and see what really looks best to you. Your brother is going to be so pleased.

    Dina

  16. #16
    Super Member sewingsuz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Arizona
    Posts
    5,897
    I like the last one also.
    Suzanne
    Asking a seamstress to mend is like asking Picasso to paint your garage.

  17. #17
    Super Member DOTTYMO's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    England Alton Towers
    Posts
    6,641
    Blog Entries
    1
    I looked at the panel and thought of the blue before looking at your samples. You could put in a faux border to highlight some area. If you stick with the dark borders will it make it a dark quilt without a splash of a light shade.
    Finished is better than a UFO

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.