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I was thinking of a small gold border or even just binding it in gold. Don't have enough of the brown for a border. Working from stash here.
Very nice bright(happy) house arrest quilt. Love the backing fabric too. I, of course, could get down on a picnic blanket. I would just never be able to get up!
Suze (casuzenn) said:
lay top on the gold fabric to see what it will look like. I bet it will perk up the quilt a lot!
I'm thinking it needs the gold somewhere. I need to see what I have and go from there. I have plenty of the focus fabric so may make another using it with different fabrics or in a BQ pattern.
What about a small gold border and then a border of the focus fabric?
Another possibility. I knew you guys would have some ideas.
yesterday I got together with Cathy and Carrie.
It was totally a cutting day. I cut HSTs to make pinwheels for a baby quilt and a bunch of pieces for a block called "crossing canoes". I won't get to sew any of them for another week or two. Friday we are driving to Arlington, TX for our granddaughter's High School graduation. We are driving straight through, about 16 hours. Graduation is being held in a brand new professional stadium. There are less than 70 graduates in the class so there will be plenty of room for "social distancing". We also have masks and hand sanitizer. So many graduation events were cancelled this year, I'm glad she gets a graduation ceremony. Now to see if the Culinary Arts Institute in New York opens for classes in August. I'm not counting on that.
Cathy (cacnurse1) said:
Working from stash here.
I totally understand, doing the same here. The gold would pick up the gold in the focus fabric so I say go for it.
Cathy (cacnurse1) said:
I have plenty of the focus fabric so may make another using it with different fabrics or in a BQ pattern.
I bet a gold inner border and a wider focus fabric outer border would look great! Lay it out and see what you think.
Weren't you working mindless string blocks?
I saw this layout, which was recently posted in a FB group, and I thought of you.
Maple Island has a lot of patterns that allow you to have fun with large print focus fabrics.
That's very flattering that you thought of me when you saw that layout of string blocks but I've already gone down a different path in an attempt to clear out the many varieties of blah "neutrals" that have crept into my sewing room over the decades. (How did such a rowdy personality get loaded down with so many tame neutrals? I cannot explain this fact of quilting life.)
Anyhow, one basket of bright strings cut from my scrap bins is meeting up with a box of blah strings and they are promising to play nicely together thanks to Jenny Doan's 10 inch square paper foundations.
Thus far I have eight blocks pinned to the design wall. It will become an off-center "bull's-eye" kind of pattern. There is no destination for this quilt yet.
Perhaps I will give the top to my "Church Ladies" who used to make fleece blankets and small quilts for my Project Linus group years ago. I gave them all of my blue fabrics and green fabrics not too long ago just to clear off some shelf space in my sewing room so I know that they are still an active group.