Wednesday, March 6, 2013

{Post 1,126} My View


My left foot is throbbing.  Well, only a tiny part of it.  But throbbing is throbbing.  I went to a foot doc to get treatment for a wart yesterday.  He put acid on it and wrapped it under several layers.  It throbbeth.  So I am trying to stay put as much as possible.  It's laundry day, so that's a good excuse to stay at my sewing machine so I don't have to go up and down the steps repeatedly.  Here's what I pulled out to finish (shows about 1/4 of it):



That's my view from my sewing machine.  Before I start any new projects, I'm going to finish this UFO.  It has been hanging around, unfinished, since May 11, 2010.  Yes, I hang my head in shame.  I am working on a pieced border for it instead of my usual add a thin inner and thicker outer border treatment.

I am peculiar about my bed quilts (which is what I intended this to be--queen-sized no less).  The bluish gray border will sit on the top edge of the mattress.  The border will hang down over the edge.

Here's my idea.  Do you like the spools in the border all facing the same way or alternating?  I've only cut from my red scrap box (and made up two green ones to see if I liked the block), so the color palette is limited now.  I intend to cut many other colors and values before it's over.  I am using the same cream for all the background.  I intend to make two pillowcases to match the quilt from the same fabric.

Opinions on direction?






8 comments:

Nancy E said...

Like the setting on the right ... one spool up and the next on its side.

Janet O. said...

Don't think there is a right or wrong, but the first option is my preference. I like my borders to be a little less busy than the quilt itself. Now let's wait and see if I get outvoted. : )

Gypsy Quilter said...

I like the spools facing the same direction. It will be lovely whenever it's finished. Feel better soon.

Angie said...

Dang, I posted a comment that I don't think made it to 'moderation' so at the risk of duplicating, what I said was this is GORGEOUS and I like the spools in the border going in the same direction. Also, after you finish it I can send you my snail mail addy.... ;D

momtofatdogs said...

Alternating.

Sam

Leeanne said...

Like, like. what about on one row of spools for the border???

Are they 'our spools'???

Michelle Watson said...

Both look great but I really prefer alternating. I think it looks more bordery? Does that make sense?

Ruth said...

Did you try it with the right row slanted the other direction and the left row the way it is in the top picture? Or change the second and fourth rows to slant to the right - top picture again. Just wondering. Of the options you gave, I think I would go with the second one.