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!

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 29

Thread: Seeking your advice . . .

  1. #1
    DJ
    DJ is offline
    Super Member DJ's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Pacific NW
    Posts
    2,719

    Seeking your advice . . .

    I talked before about my idea to use a 4-patch posey block with the Garden Twist pattern. I'm doing the borders now, and am pretty pleased. The problem is that to cover the matterss on the bed I'm making it for, I need wider borders. So I'm auditioning these two proposals. I've already done a blue border all around. My plan was to then do a wide border of the main fabric. Now, since I want a wider border, I'm considering adding the main fabric and then a border of the 4PP blocks alternated with the twist blocks . . . or the blocks first and then the main fabric . . . that's where this great opinionated group can help me out. Give me your opinions as to which border order to use . . . or other alternatives if you wish. Thanks!

    Sorry . . . working on attachments . . . please bear with me.
    Attached Images Attached Images
    Last edited by DJ; 11-19-2011 at 05:58 PM.

  2. #2
    Senior Member SWEETPEACHES's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    866
    Is there a picture?

  3. #3
    DJ
    DJ is offline
    Super Member DJ's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Pacific NW
    Posts
    2,719
    Hopefully . . . here's the other picture . . .
    Attached Images Attached Images

  4. #4
    Power Poster Jingle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Outside St. Louis
    Posts
    29,885
    I like the first method best.
    Another Phyllis
    This life is the only one you get - enjoy it before you lose it.

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    St Peters, MO
    Posts
    471
    Blog Entries
    1
    I would go back to the main posie material only. Not more posie and then a thinner green on the very outside. It's very pretty.
    The Future is Now!

  6. #6
    Super Member bepositive's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    upstate New York
    Posts
    1,073
    I think the blocks first, then the main fabric - it's VERY pretty so far!

  7. #7
    Super Member dublb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Brady TX
    Posts
    5,972
    The second choice looks best IMHO. Whatever you do will look great!
    Bev
    My initials are BB, so dublb is double B.

  8. #8
    Banned
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Enid, OK
    Posts
    8,922
    Blog Entries
    1
    well look at you....that came out really nice....you might have to give some directions later on!

  9. #9
    Super Member BizzieLizzie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    England
    Posts
    4,953
    Lovely! I think that I prefer the first arrangement. Best wishes.
    Patchwork Crazy!!!

  10. #10
    Super Member hobo2000's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Boonsboro, MD
    Posts
    2,723
    Blog Entries
    1
    I think. The second one works!

  11. #11
    Super Member luckylindy333's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Snohomish, Washington
    Posts
    2,045
    I like the first one better. I would put a blue border in between the border strips, too, too keep your posies from blending in.
    A woman is like a tea bag - you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.
    Eleanor Roosevelt

    “As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same”
    ~ Nelson Mandela

  12. #12
    Super Member Krisb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Asheville, Lake Vermilion, Tarpon Springs
    Posts
    1,086
    Blog Entries
    27
    I think the second option "anchors" the quilt better.
    I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.

  13. #13
    Super Member Mitch's mom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    TN
    Posts
    1,437
    I like the first option better. There is something about the green against the blue border in the second one that I find displeasing. The first one looks elegant.

  14. #14
    Power Poster amma's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Out searching for some sunshine :-)
    Posts
    59,088
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by DJ View Post
    Hopefully . . . here's the other picture . . .
    I like this option the best, love what you have so far
    “The simplest toy, one which even the youngest child can operate, is called a grandparent.” Sam Levenson

  15. #15
    Senior Member suzanprincess's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Rancho Cordova, CA
    Posts
    450
    Blog Entries
    1
    May I suggest an option 3? The floral border against the blue, followed by a piano key border of all the fabrics, then bind in either green or blue.

  16. #16
    Super Member jitkaau's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    4,118
    I don't have a preference as they both look very similar to me.It is a very attractive idea.

  17. #17
    Senior Member BeckyL's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Blue Ridge Mtns.
    Posts
    941
    I think I prefer the first version finishing with the binding in the green.

  18. #18
    Super Member hairquilt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Arkansas
    Posts
    1,662
    Blog Entries
    3
    I agree with Nonnie60 Just the focus fabric for a border! Very nice quilt! Great job!

  19. #19
    Senior Member lizpatterson1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    AZ
    Posts
    942
    That is pretty, I like the first choice.

  20. #20
    Member Ehrobi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Soldotna, alaska
    Posts
    20

    Wink

    Quote Originally Posted by luckylindy333 View Post
    I like the first one better. I would put a blue border in between the border strips, too, too keep your posies from blending in.
    I agree.
    A small blue border between your pieced blocks and lg scale outer border would set it off beautifully, I think
    Hazel

  21. #21
    DJ
    DJ is offline
    Super Member DJ's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Pacific NW
    Posts
    2,719
    Quote Originally Posted by Ehrobi View Post
    I agree.
    A small blue border between your pieced blocks and lg scale outer border would set it off beautifully, I think
    I thought about that . . . in the middle of the night . . .

  22. #22
    Super Member Vivian Ketron's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Mo
    Posts
    2,998
    I also like the 2nd option the best.Beautiful quilt.
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/BarbAndVivsQuilts?view_type=gallery

  23. #23
    Senior Member ChrisB's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Texas DFW area
    Posts
    826
    Blog Entries
    1
    I like the first one too.

  24. #24
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    No. California. The foothills of the Sierras.
    Posts
    796
    I agree with nonnie60. Just the posie fabric. Very pretty quilt.
    Sue
    Face the sun and keep your shadow at your back.
    And it never hurts to keep an angel on your shoulder.

  25. #25
    DJ
    DJ is offline
    Super Member DJ's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Pacific NW
    Posts
    2,719
    Thanks for the opinions. I would have gone with just the main fabric, but I didn't want that wide a border (to make it big enough for the bed). So I've gone with the first picture but adding another narrow blue border, so it will go main fabric; narrow blue; posey. I'll have pillow shams made with the main fabric as well.

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

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.