Thursday, April 10, 2014

I'm going to sleep on it......

                                                                           
 I finished assembling this top tonight after dinner.



















These blocks are from Sherri McConnell's new book called "Fresh Family Traditions" on page 50-51.

                                                                                 
Sherri's book only has 1 star block but I thought it would be nice to do 6 or 9 and make a full size quilt.  As I got to # 6 today and put the blocks up on my design wall I realized that at 57 x 86, this quilt did not NEED borders but as I look at it I wonder if I can leave it like this and just get it quilted?
I'm going to "sleep on it" and if I wake up tomorrow and I still like it "borderless" then I'll prepare the backing and ship it out to be quilted!
This is just 1 block.


5 comments:

JoAnne said...

I love it the way it is, without a border. However, another possibility would be to consider adding a narrow border (maybe 2" wide or even a little narrower) of the background fabric (This would "float" the whole thing just a tiny bit.) Then I would make scrappy binding with all of the wonderful bright fabrics from the quilt. I don't think I would add a border of a "darker" or colored fabric. I love how the blocks look as if the pieces are "exploding" out--very exuberant, if you will--and if you put something darker around them, it will look like you are "corralling" the pieces--in effect curtailing the energy that you've worked so hard to produce. Of course, all of that is my opinion and it will be fun to see what you decide this morning. It is a really great, fun, "happy" quilt!

moosecraft said...

I think it's fine just the way it is.... a dark binding would frame it just enough! Congrats on another finish!

Judy said...

Love your quilt! Looks like the stars are exploding. Love joAnn's idea of a narrow border and the scrappy binding. Look forward to seeing what you decide to do.

Lisa said...

I like it without borders. If you decide to border it I'd think a narrow different bright color on each side would be cool and fit the colorful stars. Just my opinion.

315c2b1e-7b1e-11e3-a7ff-000bcdcb8a73 said...

You have a winner no matter which way you choose. Absolutely great!
Pam