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Sunday, October 26, 2008

In the Sewing Room!

I spent a good part of the day in the sewing room, and got my boarders ready to attach...hopefully tomorrow! ...?... I have a brunch date tomorrow with gals I haven't seen in a long while, so we'll see how long that will be... 8-)

I would like your opinions.
I had 4 charms left over from the charm packs used in this quilt top. The yellow stripe. This is "Option A". I thought it would look good to use the stripe in the corners on the boarder like this setting... but it looks washed out to me...

I then thought to twist the corner block around in "Option B"... I think the stripe still doesn't work...

"Option C" would be to ditch the stripe, and replace it with the yellow used in the boarders...

I was also thinking to use the candy-cane stripe as the binding... but now I don't know?
Suggestions welcomed! 8-)

Mr Handyman with the two fur-sleeping-beauties this morning. All three soaking up the sun... 8-)

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think your instincts are right Myra and if I were you I'd go with option 3.That stripped binding may work, don't rule it out yet,however it is hard to tell from a picture.
Glad you're in your sewing room and not out on your new boat on this cold and windy day.
Wonky Phyl

Lise said...

love the quilt, someone has been busy I see LOL... great colors too... happy stitching and the candy stripes fabric is just right... Lise

Julie said...

I agree, the yellow stripe does look washed out in both. The solid yellow that you used in the border might be better. The red and white will make a great binding.

Lurline's Place said...

Can't help you with the border dilemna I thinks perhaps I would leave keep it simple and definitely use the candy stripe for the binding - love it!
Hugs - Lurline.

Karen Sherrill said...

I like option B with the solid yellow block. What a beautiful quilt!!!

Vicki W said...

I think any of the 3 options will work - I actually like the yellow stripe block.....just to confuse things!

Quilter Going Bananas said...

Okay Myra, here's what I think.....option 3 for the borders, the yellow stripe just doesn't work and PLEASE use the red & and white stripe for the binding, it'll look fantastic, I promise!!!

Joyce said...

I agree with the solid yellow and the stripe for the borders. I also think the yellow stripe just looks too washed out.

Annemiek said...

I think option B and loose the stripe. It really looks washed out in that corner. Can't you replace that with a RED you used in the quilt? The candy cane fabric look great for the binding!
Btw: great quilt and I think I recognized some of the fabric :)

Anonymous said...

We saw some amazing quilts in Fargo - many with stripped borders - yes do go with the candy cane binding - Y knitpegger

Sipiweske Quilts said...

I'm going with the pack - option three with the red&white binding - ALTHOUGH!. . . me, myself and I would be more conservative and go with the solid yellow for the binding as well. Looks like you're having fun with it . . . can't wait to see it complete. - Marlene

Anonymous said...

I vote for option b is nicer. But what do I know? LOL

Love the soaking up the sun picture! That is me on some spring days especially after a long winter.

WK

Guðrún said...

I would use the red and white stripes for binding.

Julia said...

I love candy stripe for the binding..
keep it simple, sometimes less is more..
Hugs

Purpleflowerpatch said...

I love the colours you chose, Myra - and I'm voting for the stripe binding...mostly because I've done a few like that this year and having never been a stripey person previously I was blown away with how much of an impact they make on a quilt binding. I have used this same block you have used just recently. You can see the quilt top on my blog - I used a lot of Anna Maria Horner fabrics and called it My Bohemian Quilt. Of course, it's hot now and I need cool days to quilt it.

Lotte said...

I would go for option C :) and definitly use the candy cane fabric for the binding, loooove this quilt!!