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Sunday, June 16, 2013

Design Wall Monday On Sunday


I've been quilting Pineapple Blossom #2. I have this last pineapple section and then the 10" of borders. Hopefully Monday morning will see this beauty complete.  I'm freehand quilting swirls because of the swirl fabric using a nice light sage green thread.



On the design wall is my Bow Tie center. I am thinking about borders.  That's all I've been doing is thinking, not even pulling fabrics because I don't know what colors I want to use. What do you think?  I want a 2" inner border and a 4" outer border. This will go into my need a gift quilt bin.

I'll be spending Monday morning looking at other design walls that have linked up to Patchwork Times.

10 comments:

scraphappy said...

Great work on pineapple blossoms. Almost there. I think the bowties have lots of blue in them. Blue is also a popular favorite color if there is not a recipient in mind yet.

Annie said...

WOW, busy lady you! I love what I see in both your works in progress. I don't have a suggestion for borders on the Bow Tie, but I do want to know how I can get myself on your list of need a gift for! lol Happy quilting today!

Nancy said...

I'd use a thin black frame (1 to 1.5 inch finished) around the bow ties and then a red or blue border.

Bonnie said...

I like the idea of red or more likely blue border. I would even consider a really dark navy in a smaller size and a larger border of a go with blue. Anything from bright to dull. But, the best way to figure it out is audition various fabrics. Generally one speaks to me more than others when I do that.

Nice job on both quilts. I had to really look at the pineapple blossom to realize that is what it was!

Rhonda said...

Great work. I love the pineapple blocks and of course you can go wrong with scraps. Both projects look great!!

Teresa in Music City said...

Two wonderful quilt projects - and almost done too!!! Way to go Judy!!! My Pineapple Blossom is one of my favorite quilts. Yours is so colorful and fun!

fancystitching said...

This is going to sound so weird, but if you would like a "zinger" border, use a tiny lime border. It will make the other lime fabrics pop and make it so cheerful. Then I think perhaps a blue of some sort for the outer border. Love both the pineapple & bow tie quilts!

Quilter Kathy said...

Your bowtie quilt is an amazing scrappy quilt...love it!

AnnieO said...

Love your pineapple blossom! And the bowties look great. I think you have enough opinions to look over so I won't add mine!

Gari in AL said...

Both your wall and frame look wonderful. As for borders, I like bright and noticeable stop borders and frequently use the same fabric/color for the binding. I also like tone on tone and/or plain outer borders if I want to quilt something pretty on them. Otherwise, I really like piano key borders, to continue the scrappy look.