27 September 2009

another wip


Taking advantage of my new "design wall", the big piece of batting taped to my dining room wall, I have put together the stars that I made this january. The solid fabric was a very lucky find at Kaktus Quilts for a great bargain price. I only bought 1 meter (about 40"), and that was enough for 16 out of the 17 solid patches I needed. Looking in my stash, there was a pretty Jo Morton fat quarter that made a nice complement to the rest.



Next I started auditioning the framing. I had enough of this brown rose fabric for a wider outer border in my stash, and wanted to find a narrow inner border to tie it together.

I tried out a lot of different ones, before finding not one, but two, that I really liked. So now I am quite stuck here, should I pick the blue, or the light one with tiny red roses?
Have changed my mind a few times already, seem to like them both....


Any input is very welcome on this "difficult" matter.

A bit stuck for now, hope you all are enjoying your weekends...

19 comments:

Sherry said...

Ww to have a wall that you can use like that. I jave an older house and all the rooms are small so the walls are full with doors windows or large furniture. I only dream of a wall like that. I like both your sashing but I think I like the blue better. Good luck picking no matter what there will both be great.

Donna said...

I am not usually a blue person, however, in this case I think the blue looks richer. What a great idea for a design wall.

Harmony Hopes Studio said...

Marit!
That's a wow......
Cheers

Britt said...

I'm voting for the blue too - wonderful quilt! I love the brown border fabric.

Nicole said...

Add me to the group that likes the blue. :)

Una said...

Oh my, Marit! How beautiful it is. I keep staring at the pictures. It must have been a lot of fun to piece! The maverick filler block just adds a lot of scrappy charm. Love that. As for the border, I'd go for the white with roses. I have been squinting, and I think it sets off the blocks better. Also the blue seems very similar in pattern to your setting blocks (a bit dull?). I love both of the fabrics, but IMHO the white would work best here. I am going back to the pics now to enjoy them. Have a lovely Sunday evening, xo

Exuberant Color said...

I think the blue has more of the same flavor as the quilt blocks.

Nancy, Near Philadelphia said...

I prefer the blue.

Mrs Moen said...

I think my vote would go to the pink; it looks wonderful together with the border fabric.

My design wall is a flannel sheet & two nails on my dining room wall (on top of pictures and all) whenever I need it:-)

Vicky F said...

Hi Marit,
To me, the pinky one looks more traditional; the blue one has more "umph".
So depending on what look you are going for . . .

Happy deciding!
Vicky F

Nancy, Near Philadelphia said...

I prefer the blue.

Allie said...

Oh my that is wonderful - add me to the blue group!

jacquie said...

interesting problem. i really like the blue...it seems to "fit" for me. the other seems too stark for the warmth of the quilt. i'll be interested to see what you decide.

Janet said...

I have to say I love what the blue gives to the quilt. It's a great quilt whatever you use.

Cathie said...

I also vote for blue. Seems to tie the blocks together more or something.

Janet said...

Oh I like the blue one! What a wonderful quilt - your blocks are lovely.

nanann said...

Totally the blue. If you did pink, I think it needs to be a bit darker in general. This pink print just looks a little too light for me, but the blue looks great.

Julia said...

I am not usually a blue person, but the blue looks the best to me..
Love those blocks..
Julia ♥

Susan said...

I love your quilt, and have to say that I prefer the blue border. The other one just kind of fades away and doesn't add anything to the quilt. But the blue shows up, plus it picks up the blue from the blocks, so it acts as a nice accent. My vote is for the blue!