Monday, May 10, 2010

I'm Stuck




I don't know what to do with the border. I'm thinking a thin inner border, then maybe 4-patch blocks with black and the ombre fabric, but I can't get the picture in my brain. Maybe a simple border of the ombre fabric, then a wider black fabric. I also thought it might be interesting to have a scalloped border. Here are some mock-ups. What do you think? You can click on the picture to see a larger one.

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27 comments:

Quilter Kathy said...

The scalloped border looks nice but wouldn't it be hard to sew?!?

Linda said...

I vote for the 4-patch's. And definitely a black inner border to frame the blocks. LOVE this pattern and the fabrics!!

Judy Laquidara said...

I love the scalloped border and I do think I'd put a narrow black strip between the border and the blocks.

Judy Laquidara said...

I love the scalloped border and I do think I'd put a narrow black strip between the border and the blocks.

Carol E. said...

Ilove the scalloped border!

Jan said...

They both look great! I am more drawn to the one of the right, the checked border! Have fun with it. :)

Melissa C said...

I think a small inner black border and then the 9 patches. Love this quilt and need to look for some of that type of fabric.

Allie said...

Hm.....gosh that's pretty....I like the scalloped border better, not too sure about the 4-patch. The pattern on this quilt is so strong and lovely, I think the simpler the better.

Kare said...

I really like the scalloped border!

Teaquilts said...

That's a hard task you put out for us so I can see where you're stuck. I like both borders and think they are both successful. If I had to pick (and I wasn't doing the work :0)because it's more time consuming) I'd pick the scallops. Why, because it's different. I would "expect" to see the 4-patches.

ginaquilts said...

I like both of them so I'm no help at all! I like the softness of the 1/2 circles but think the 4-patches go with the design better. Either will look great!

ginaquilts said...

I like both of them so I'm no help at all! I like the softness of the 1/2 circles but think the 4-patches go with the design better. Either will look great!

Susan said...

I am abysmal with borders. Both ideas looked good to me but the ninepatch seemed to be easier so might finish faster.

Susan Torrens said...

Whatever you choose, make sure to add a dark plain border first, so that the pieced border will stand out. Your blocks are great!
Susan in Kingston ON

Karen Gentsch said...

I love the quilt. I think the 4 patch border looks really good with your blocks.

Cathy Shepherd said...

The four patches would be the "traditional" way to go, but something about the scallops appeals to my eye. Maybe it is the curves breaking up the straight lines.

paula, the quilter said...

I vote for the one on the right with the checkerboards. It spoke to me. LOL

Ivani said...

Love your quilt. Both options seems to be OK. Nr. 1 seems to require more work with the circles seams but in my opinion the check borders with straight seams will go better with the main top.
Happy quilting. Ivani

Gari said...

I really like your quilt with the 4 patch blocks. I tend to like the sameness in the quilt and then do circles or curves with the quilting.

Diane said...

I like the 4-patch border

Melinda said...

I actually like the four patches best. Nice quilt!

Vicki W said...

I like the checkerboard border a lot!

katie z. said...

I like the checkerboard with the blocks.

Alycia said...

at first glance I like the scallops - but then I think that would be hard

Angie said...

My vote is the four patch!

Myra said...

Wonderful design wall creations! 8-)
On first view, the scalloped border grabbed my eyes...

Debby said...

I like the four-patch border better, but like others have mentioned, I think a dark strip between the border and the blocks would finish it better. Love the quilt!

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