Saturday, June 8, 2013

Decision Made

The triangle quilt top is together and it's time to make some design decisions.

borders       one ...two...pieced .....plain      HELP!!


On the design wall with the first possible border   Rejected and moving on.


A buttery yellow ? maybe     



Ah!    Now that's better. The aqua is strong enough to play with the strong colors of the large 15" blocks. The edge between the blocks and the border is visually too sharp so more trials and stash shopping in boxes and the trunk


The pieced border finishes the blocks on the edges of the quilt .



The floral print was tea dyed for a project that didn't happen and now has the perfect home. As a design element it carries the floral prints in the centre of each block out to the edges of the quilt.

Queen's Birthday long weekend or Cracker Night.  Fireworks and barbeques as those of us "Down Under" settle in for a couple months of short days.  Enjoy the weekend whatever it brings your way.

Terry

6 comments:

Vireya said...

Beautiful quilt! I really like your border selection. The perfect finish!

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

I like the aqua one Terry...how would a prepay one go?

ria vogelzang said...

The aqua seems to be the right choice, Terry! It looks so great with your beautiful blocks!!
Enjoy your weekend and whatever you have planned too!!
Love, Ria.

Jane Galley said...

It's surprising how much difference the border colour makes to the quilt. The teal is lovely

Sue-Anne said...

Hi Terry, Love your quilt and your final decision with the border is perfect!

Rachaeldaisy said...

Terry, you picked the perfect border combo in the end. It's amazing how the right choice really makes the blocks sing! I'm so behing in my commenting, I wish it was the long weekend again this weekend :) . I'm off to the Quilt Show tomorrow.