Monday, May 2, 2011

Design Wall Monday--May 2, 2011

On my design floor today is my April UFO.  I've got the center stitched together but need to add borders tonight.  It won't be finished to my original idea but it will be a completed top and not a bunch of blocks in a box.
This is 54" square at present.  I'm trying to decide if I want to add borders all around, or just at the top and bottom to make it longer.  For bottom and top borders only, I would add the cheddar fabric first and then the cinnamon, with maybe a small strip of the cream/red print between.  Opinions, anyone?
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16 comments:

Vicki said...

I love stars, I love nine patches. And I love this quilt and everything about it. Great job.

Chris said...

It is beautiful!! Certainly better than living in box. I love the scrappiness.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

I love it, it's GREAT; with or without borders!

Bonnie said...

A lot of quilts I've started recently have ended up square and that question about making it more rectangle is always in the back ground. On one I did decide to add wider pieces at top and bottom so it would be somewhat rectangular. I don't have big walls to hang square quilts so mine are going to be used as lap quilts or bed throws... so rectangular is the way I would go. But it sure looks great.

julieQ said...

I really, really love this quilt, Annie!! I have a similar problem with rectangle vs. square in a quilt I just made...hmmm...do I make more blocks?? Will you...LOL!!!

Vivian said...

Greetings from Heidelberg. Relaxing and catching up on a bit of blog reading.
Great quilt, Annie. I'm not a square quilt gal, unless it's smaller, like maybe a table topper. If you're comfortable adding just to top and bottom, go for it. Everything's better with cheddar :)

Cherie in St Louis said...

Annie, I'm with most of the other folks, square quilts are, well, square, lol. How about some borders top & bottom followed by a border that goes all the way round? Anyway you finish it, it's lovely :)

Shay said...

I like the idea of top and bottom borders a lot. I really love this quilt Annie and it's not in colours I work with very often. You make them look so pretty together. It's a visually appealing piece of work!

Melinda said...

I don't really like square quilts either. I would make another couple of rows of blocks or add borders to the top and bottom. Whatever you decide, it will be great.

Kate said...

The layout you decided on turned out great. Lovely quilt! I don't mind square quilts, but it depends on what you want to use it for.

Quilter Kathy said...

I think a border or binding of the cinnamon is a great finish. I love how you put the blocks together...great quilt and perfect lap/snuggle size!

ANudge said...

Love your two-block quilt, Annie - it's luscious.

Janet O. said...

I'm with Cherie in St. Louis. I would love a border on the top and bottom to lengthen it and then another border all around to wrap it all up. Love the nine-patch with connecting blocks that create stars. Whenever I see this pattern I want to make it. Someday ...

Quiltbirdie said...

Hello and thanks for stopping by my blog. This quilt is great. I love nine-patches in all forms and combinations. I like the idea of top and bottom border first before an all-the-way-around border.

Gari said...

I just designed a quilt that will have narrow borders top and bottom and wider on the sides (need it to get "fatter.") When I colored the design the difference didn't detract at all. Hope that works in real-life.

Tanya said...

It is just lovely. I like rectangular quilts better than square quilts though I am not sure why. Your idea of cinnamon and cheddar.