Friday, July 25, 2008

Border Dispute Resolved

First I have to say it again that this is a magnificent community of quilt bloggers. Thanks for weighing in on my border issue. I appreciated your thoughtful comments. You made me think and that's what I was looking for. You're the BEST!
So, this is what it's going to be. I was leaning towards white, scrappy, white and after I sewed on the first scrappy side I knew that wasn't it. Rip, rip! The scrappiness distracted from the simplicity of the blocks, it didn't work. I took Nicolette's advice that reds go with reds. The 2nd border isn't the same red (but not the orangy one I originally reserved for the border), but it's close. I used all I had, but that still didn't make it a twin size so I added the outside white. I would have preferred all red, but at least I didn't have to buy more fabric. That part should hang down over the mattress anyway. All the work I put into the scrappy border will turn into the binding. I think it's small enough to add interest without distracting from the quilt. So, there it is. Basting, quilting and binding....onward! Oh, forgot, I also have to piece something together for the back. Will I ever finish this quilt?

40 comments:

Doris said...

I guess I got my answer... ;->

I like it, alot! Can't wait to see it quilted~

MelissaS said...

Lovely! Can't wait to see it finished!

jovaliquilts said...

Great solution! I love scrappy borders, but I see your point about the overall simplicity and I think you're right. It does look good as a binding. Congrats on finishing (or almost...)!

TLC said...

I like what you came up with! I like how the borders mimic the layout of the block.

Amy said...

Funny - when I first click on your title, I thought it was a political post! I'm sure you did that on purpose - you're clever like that :) I love what you have done with the top - how are you going to quilt it? That's always the big question!

Kate said...

It is looking fantastic!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Looks perfect!

Regi said...

I really like it... *thumbs up*

simplysewn said...

It looks great. I do love the scrappy binding. Isn't it funny how excited we are about starting a quilt and mid way we realize that this quilting thing isn't all fun and games. Plus, I always end up going to the fabric store about three extra times for something I forgot (like the backing or the batting!). Can't wait to see the finished product.

erica e said...

this looks great. i LOVE how you solved the border issue by experimenting until it was perfect. using the scrappy border as your binding was brilliant. it looks wonderful.

MichelleB said...

Just wonderful! I knew you'd come up with just the right thing!

magikquilter said...

It looks just wonderful Jacquie....very fresh and crisp and dramatic! Will the backing be from your stash too? I also really love the binding.

MightyMom said...

sigh....no purple?? my poor little heart is broken....sigh....


(looks great dearie)

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

excellent choices - your top looks great and that will be an excellent binding.

Ruth's Place said...

It's fabulous! I really love the way you've finished it.

Stephanie said...

Beautiful...love the scrappy binding. I lived in So California for most of my life and we have border patrol stations...that's what I thought of when I read the title of your post. Often a newspaper headline or news at The Top of the Hour.

upstateLisa said...

I think it looks great!!!!

KateKwiltz said...

It's beautiful! Overthinking gets us all into trouble at times, and simple is usually the best solution. LOVE the border! Can't wait to see it finished!

ellen said...

This is just beautiful...bright, cheerful and it makes me think of many welcoming doors, just waiting to be opened.

Exuberant Color said...

The scappy binding is perfect.

nicolette said...

It looks great Jacquie! Good luck on finishing this fab quilt!

Mom said...

It looks magnificent. It was nice to see you work through a challenge too - you reinforced for me that it is a good idea to take some pictures, get some advice, and let things sit for a few days. Gettimg some distance and perspective helps. Congratulations on another great quilt!

susan said...

oh it looks gorgeous!!!

Carol E. said...

I hate piecing backs! My sympathies. (Love the quilt.)

Lisa said...

What a beautiful quilt. Striking red and white. It was a pleasure to browse your other projects in flikr too.

I'll be back to see what else you're working on.

Sara said...

I like it! It looks good and I like the scrappy binding!

QuiltedSimple said...

Like it alot - and love the scrappy binding!
Kris

Katherine said...

Jacquie, your quilt looks wonderful. Adding the red border and using the scrappy piecing for the binding was the perfect solution. I love it!

KateKwiltz said...

Also, does this mean now that the border dispute has been resolved that you now move into binding arbitration? :)

Rebekah C said...

oh...I think everyone else picked out the perfect combo for the border! I love this!

Kim said...

Perfect. >**<~

Simply This That and the Other... said...

Totally love it this way !!!!

Madge said...

It's beautiful!

BusybeeDebQuilts said...

Hi Jackie - I haven't been around in a while, just wanted to say hi and glad to see that you continue to produce your beautiful graphic quilts!

I'll be back to catch up on the reading!

Debbie

gardenymph said...

Looks great! :~)

Rae said...

It looks really lovely. It's a very eye catching quilt and the scrappy binding looks great! Not purchasing more fabric to finish is a good thing! Keep trucking.

nettie said...

it's perfect!

mrmonkeysuit said...

beautiful. i think you got it just right.

bettyninja said...

Looks great like this- wonderful quilt!

Jody said...

I think it's perfect.