Thursday, June 10, 2010

Strawberry Fields Quiltalong top

Lori has put up her Mr. Linky for all the quilters who played along for this doll quilt project.  I have let mine stew for a week and I'm not going to change the corners.  I like the "make-do" aspect, in vintage fashion, though I do know where I could get more of this fabric line (Bonnie Blue Quilts website has it, for inquiring minds!).  Lori included in her post the EQ drawing she made originally, in which she included a narrow border.  Oh my.  Now I have to rethink my finish.  How great would this look with a narrow red border?  Hmmm, pondering. Anyway, it was great fun to play along and I plan to hand quilt this with Baptist fans, a pattern which I have never tried before.  I'll use a perle cotton and probably just freehand the fans.  People like Bonnie and Tonya and Julie make it look easy. 

You're right, I haven't trimmed the corners yet!  But pop on over to Humble Quilts and see the many different versions of Strawberry Fields.  Thank you for this little adventure, Lori!

15 comments:

libbyquilter said...

seeing that skinny inner border has really caused me to reconsider some things too~!!~ i think yours would be awewome with a skinny red border~!!!!!!!~
and the hand quilted fans are a perfect choice as well. i can't wait to see it as you get it further along. do you mind if i add you to the "partners in inspiration" list on my blog?

:-)
libbyQ

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

I love the idea for a skinny red border too. You're right, some folks make those freehand fans look easy... I think they would be just perfect on this piece! Best wishes~

Barb said...

fan quilting would be great.
I love the rose fabric in your corners and the reds are wonderful.
I love your version!

Quilting in My Pyjamas said...

Yep- I say go with the fan quilting and a skinny red border too. This quilt is just luscious.

Ann Champion said...

I love how your little quilt turned out! That narrow red border would be cute..or red binding. The fan quilting is a wonderful choice. :)

Joyful Quilter said...

LOL...inquiring minds thank you for the tip.

Vivian said...

Red on the outside, whether a border or binding or both -- that gets my vote. I haven't kept up on this project as I wanted to, but hopefully this weekend I'll get enough done so I can introduce it to Mr. Linky.
I like your fabric choices.

Béa said...

I love the idea of skinny red border and baptist fan quilting. Beautiful top, can't wait to see it finished.Hugs from France.

Lori said...

I am quilting a small quilt right now with fans but didn't really feel capable to do it freehand!!
Love your SF quilt!!

Ann at Prairie Primrose said...

I really like that it is all red and blue! And I love the "make do" corners. I have often done that!

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

The quilt is lovely. That background fabric is wonderful. I love it.

Heidi said...

Love the colors and it will look great quilted with a fan motif. Thanks for stopping by to look at mine. It was such a fun quilt to make!

Hugs from Holland ~
Heidi

Martha said...

I love your little top, and your blocks look so great with the dark print in the background. I agree with everyone else -- the fan quilting would be wonderful.

Valentina said...

How lovely! and I really like your corners!
I also just started quilting mine. Such fun to have shared this project!
Valentina in faraway Cyprus

Sharon said...

Love how your quilt turned out...the background is perfect!