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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Border Time

My Courthouse Steps is done, now for the border decision.  I thought that maybe it wouldn't need a border, but after taking it into the office yesterday, I knew that it definitely does need one.  I keep feeling drawn to brown, something that maybe feels a little like Civil War.  Here are four pieces I had in my stash, I may not have enough of some but wanted to get an opinion on which direction to go.  I also feel like it might need a touch of red somewhere.  Any thoughts?
Here's a close up of one section.... see anything yet??
It's my sweet kitty - hiding in one of the steps. :)  Always love to figure out where I'm going to hide him.
I also finished piecing the Tumbler wallhanging.  Now that it's done, I really like this one too!  It is currently 42 x 55, I'm thinking it needs to be more square, so I may need to make a few more rows.  I don't think I'm going to border this one, I'll wait and see.
This section contains... wait for it.... do you see it....
yes, the kitty hiding in one of the tumblers.  This is a new kitty batik fabric gifted to me by one of my students at the workshop in Gulf Shores, AL back in January.  He makes a very good choice for this piece, and it's so much fun to find new kitty fabric.  Thank you so much for sharing.
I'm going to live with the CS on the design wall and see how it looks later in the day when the sunlight changes.
I'm off to applique the last few berries on "In Full Bloom" - the final pictures coming soon!
Karen

 

9 comments:

fiberobsession said...

For what it's worth, I like the one on the right. The others seem too gold for my taste.

fiberobsession said...

The bottom one seems a bit gray.

FlourishingPalms said...

The brown border will be nice on the Courthouse Steps quilt, but for a dash of color, I'd insert a red flange between the quilt center and brown border. Or gold would look nice too.

Karen said...

I have a love of browns so I definitely would pick brown if it were my quilt. And maybe red binding.

Janet said...

I like the idea of the red flange to add that wee spark before the brown, Love the kittys peeking in the quilts. They both look gorgeous.

Carol Stearns said...

Lovely quilt! Just wanted to let you know I am a neighbor in FWB. Enjoy your blogs!

Janan said...

The quilt has finished really nice, I do like the brown fabric border, if you are facing the quilt looking at it, the brown fabric on the right side would be my choice. I think a small inner border of a civil war red fabric would look nice too.

Sinta Renee said...

I am so excited to see both of your quilts... all finished! They are both gorgeous... even though the tumbler needed to be put on the back burner for a bit to perkolate!

Riet said...

What a lovely blog.I love your quilts. I am your newest follower