Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Whirlygiggling Again

This combination of fabrics makes me smile (Michael Miller, Amy Butler, Denyse Schmidt and a couple of others)...the whirlygiggle is one of my favorite patterns...maybe it should have a border? maybe not?

52 comments:

Tina said...

I do love this quilt too. Something about the fabrics and the whimsy of it. I need to make one for a baby gift some day.

Stephanie D. said...

I'm a borders person, myself, so I vote yes. But sometimes that decision is based on how big I need the quilt to be (ie, poor planning on my part).

Tine said...

eeeee! I love that pattern! It is so wonderful to show off those beautiful fabrics! Looking forward to seeing what you decide on the border/no border issue....

beki said...

Love it!

nettie said...

i love it too...it really is a great pattern!

I actually really like it both ways, with and without a border Can't wait to see the finished product.

upstateLisa said...

Love the quilt! I love all your quilts! what do you use as your background? plain white?

MightyMom said...

cool design...never heard of it. simple, easy...striking.

I vote no border. although I usually go for borders seems like it'd add a calming effect to a not so calm quilt....

QuiltedSimple said...

Oh I like this one - I've got a quilting pattern that I think the name is "whirlygigs". I'd say no borders.

Doris said...

Border--YES--love those orange dots!

jovaliquilts said...

I was going to say no border, until I saw that orange fabric...how could you not use as much of that as possible?? ;)

KateKwiltz said...

Another border dispute? As a lover of orange, I say go for it. I could also see quilting those spiky flowers from the dark print into the solid green...

Marie' said...

I have a lot of the fabric you used in this quilt, and I feel all pumped up and inspired. That quilt is next one on my list... after the Christmas quilt and the Amandajean's star quilt.

Julie said...

Very cute. I like the combination of fabrics. The brown flowered in the foreground is especailly striking.

Linn said...

I love the fabrics. I love the tangerine dot border, too. Looks great!

Becky said...

Makes me smile too. I want to make something like that now. Add it to my list. :-)

cdnj said...

I love the quilt. If you want a vote on your border/no border dilema, I love the way the border brings out the whirly gigs and frames the quilt. And I *love* your inner border fabric.

Madge said...

I love it. And I love all those fabrics. They all make me happy.

Jackie Russell said...

It makes me smile too! I like it both ways.

Sara said...

I love, love, love those fabrics together, especially the orange! Those are great!

Cami said...

Love it! Where did you get this pattern from? I love it, and I vote for the orage dot border, so cute!

Jody said...

Lovely! I may have to try that pattern. Border ... if it were me I'd do a strip of white and then of a print or color.

nicolette said...

Love your whirlygiggles, or whatever their name is!!

An orange dotted binding will be great... with or without a border!

Cami said...

Thank you! This is going on my list of "i wanna make this!"

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

You are so funny . . . I have the same dilemma every time! On the last little quilt I made I loved how the borders acted as a frame for the piecing - that's probably what they all should be like - I'm still learning. I do love the combo you laid out there, the orange is fab!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I simply love it for the same reasons you do. I'm jealous its not mine! To border or not is the question. I say yes 1 border. But thats just me.

MichelleB said...

Adorable quilt! As for the border? It will look great either way. I know, I'm no help.

sarahmurray said...

I looove this quilt! The fabrics and color combos are perfect. But of course I love all of your quilts! As for the border, I was thinking it might be nice to put a small white one on first (whatever you used for the background), so the whirlygigs would be floating, and then that great orange for the next border...just an idea! Can't wait to see it finished! x

Janis said...

I see some of my favorite fabrics in there! IMHO, I love the orange moon dots laid out as a border. My goodness girl - how do you accomplish so much?! And I'm not even going to the gym . . .

Stephanie said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!

Lise said...

Awesome quilt, love the choice of fabrics too. WOW...fun

abcgirl said...

this is definitely going into my quilt idea file. i LOVE the way this is turning out and the fabrics are fantastic!

Gezina said...

Is there another way to say it - I love it!! I say borders - both orange dots and green. Is that also the windmill pattern?

em's scrapbag said...

What a fun quilt. Love the fabrics. The pattern is delightful.

audreypawdrey said...

Woohoot! I love it. I personally like the border but I know it would still be beautiful without it. Awesome quilt top either way.

henny said...

Jackie,
if that quilt is mine...:) I'd like to give it a bright orange border. Seems that color can makes me smile.

susan said...

i am really liking your fabric selection. its hard to tell, does it have an overall color scheme?
boy 35 comments, thats a lot!
its a good thing i dont have to worry about being that popular!

Exuberant Color said...

I'm with sarahmurray with the small white border first so the whirlygigs float and then your borders.

mau said...

love the fabics...some look asian. How big are your blocks?

Jen said...

I have a whirlygig on my looooong list of to-do's because of your other list. Now, with this one, I have to move it up higher on the list. I do have to say that it looks fabulous, but when I scrolled down and saw the picture with the borders I quietly gasped (because the kids are sleeping). I do love those borders!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Yes...very happy fabrics...love the spot you are putting in the border...

The Calico Cat said...

I vote no border - just so you could then send me the orange dots instead. :o)

Chookyblue...... said...

this quilt looks great.........I don't have any oranges but they look good in this quilt........and yes I like the orange border

Kate said...

I love whirlygigs and your is wonderful - great choice of fabrics!

Libby said...

What a great quilt . . . and a great name, too *s*

Heidi said...

Girl! Where do you find the time to make all these quilts!!! The fabrics are wonderful. And the quilt would look wonderful with or without a border. Hmmm. Maybe you could do an asymmetrical thing and only put a border on one side ;)

Leanne said...

Love that quilt you are super fast.

amandajean said...

such great fabrics!!!

mau said...

question again on the blocks,you said they were 10x10. How wide are the strips ????

Darcie said...

Have I said this before? It's very Jacquie-esque! ;-)

Hugs from ND!

Rebekah said...

so cute! I still have this quilt on my wish list of things to make :)

Liz said...

As usual - I love it! I like it with the boarder.

Sarah said...

wow! i love this quilt! i love how you use white in your quilts - the effect is stunning!