Monday, February 27, 2012

Design Wall, February 27, 2012

 Yay, I finished the top (I think). I really enjoyed making this and I love the colors. But I was wondering, should I include a border on the top and bottom. I did a mock-up below to see what it might look like. I'm leaning toward no border, but my husband likes it better with...what do you think?


 Then I also started a charity quilt with strips. The colors are pretty awful here, but I think you get the idea. These are  strips I cut from the guild stash and am making into a quilt to encourage others in the guild to do the same. I'm making 3 more strip sets so people can just  pick them up and make what they want. Hope it works.

To see what others are working on, check out Judy's blog.

16 comments:

QuiltSwissy said...

I do love that border, go for it!

glen: what a great quilt!

Nann said...

I like the border. It adds a boundary, so the eye doesn't just keep going.

The Twilight Quilters Coven said...

I absolutely love this design and quilt!!!! It is very striking and really grabbed my attention.

Sue Daurio said...

Mary that quilt is gorgeous. Is that your own design? I just love it. Honestly I don't know if I like it better with or without the border. I'm leaning towards without, but I think that's because I look at the picture without and it's turned the other way, so when I try to imagine the border on that one, it looks better with out (I know not much of an imagination huh :) But the picture with the border looks great too. Glad I don't have to decide :) Would love to know more about the pattern.

Julia said...

Yes, I like it with the small squares and the top and bottom.

Rabid Quilter from CA said...

What a stunning quilt! Was it a pattern or your own design? I actually like it with the borders on--makes it sparkle. Great job!

Sue said...

That is so cool! It looks great without a border, but the border you show would look good too.

carol fun said...

Well I'm not going to be any help at all. When I saw the 1st pic I was "yeah, no border" but then I saw the 2nd pic and it was "oh I like that too" -I don't think you can go wrong either way because it is a striking quilt either way.

Pieces of Time said...

Great job! I like the border.

Barb in Mi said...

I love your quilt - and with borders it looks to me even better!

Judy D in AZ said...

The black and bold quilt is great. I personally agree with hubby and say go with the borders.

Dora, the Quilter said...

I really like your Modern Bargello. It's different, inspiring, and has lovely places for quilting!
(I do like the border at both ends.)

One Minnesota Quilter said...

Fantastic quilt - like it with the borders. :)
Judy

Quilter Kathy said...

What a great quilt design! I like it both ways!

Debby said...

Beautiful design Mary. I like it with the border also.

Allie said...

Well I lean toward no border - but I like it with too - lots of help, aren't I? Great idea on the charity quilt, I love the pinwheel effect!

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