Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Quilt Design?

I spent yesterday piecing this 2 inch half square border for my Lone Star. I thought that I wanted this as a final border on my star. Now that I have it on 2 sides, I'm not so sure. I am getting the feeling that the quilt needs a heavier border as the final statement.

I do want this to be as close to King as I can get it and still use Olivia to quilt it.

With these last 2" half squares, the top will measure 104". My frame is 12 feet, so, I cant go much bigger.

I could leave the final 2" off completely and use a pieced binding.

I could take off the 2" and put on a 6" border of some special fabric that pulls all the colors together. That would make the top 112" and I can work with that on Olivia. It will be tight, but, can be done.

This gives you a closer look. I have to put this away for now and finish all of the Christmas quilts. That doesn't mean that I won't be thinking about it. Especially since I have it on the calender to put it on the frame and start quilting it on January 1, 2012. This will be a great way to start the new year.

This is the day before Thanksgiving and the kitchen is going to get real busy. I have the cornbread ready for the dressing. The oven has been cleaned and the turkey will be going in within the next couple of hours. I have a new reciepe for cranberry that I thought I would try. It uses fresh cranberries. Just thought that it might taste better than the canned stuff. The children and grandchildren will be joining us. Only makes 8, but, that's a good number. We'll have lots of left-overs for the 'to go' boxes.

I hope that all of you have a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving.


Frog Quilter said...

Beautiful. Really looking good.

KK said...

Hey - I really like the triangles in the border BUT I don't like them right up against the stars. How about a two inch (finished) strip (could be scrappy) of the background fabrics on each side of the triangles to float them out. And I like the idea of a scrappy pieced colored binding - it would really show up if there was only bacdground fabric against it.

Joyce said...

I think that is what is bothering me about this too. Another thought I had was to do the checkerboard and float it between 2 strips of the background. This thing is getting so big!!! I have to stop it soon.However, once it is quilted—it’s gonna be awesome!!