Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Marvellous Blue

I pinned the squares onto a pinboard and then started sewing the rows together:

I've been sewing the border on these last two nights. The quilt top is now complete:

So now onto choosing the colour to use as binding and buying some batting/wadding (sp?) and backing material to make up the quilt.


Emma said...

If you think it looks too blue, I would remove the outer border (temporarily) and insert a tiny red border (I mentioned peeper borders just now, could be the way to go!), replace the blue, and bind with the same red. Use a red that matched the red in the print. I think it'd be worth the effort removing the blue border if you're not happy with it as it is. Have you got some red fabric and ribbon or something you can lay behind and on the quilt to represent the ideas to see what you think?

Cylie said...

I agree with Emma :)
Or you could also unpick the corners and break it a little by putting a light coloured square at each corner.

Austy's Mum said...

I like it the way it is, but would bind wiuth the orangy yellow in the print, or even the bright green! I like pulling out the small quantity colours from prints and putting them in borders. The theory works in scrapbooking too - I pick the colours from the photos and make a big deal of the colour that is only in small places. It really draws the eye to them and ties it all together.