Monday, February 23, 2009

Ideas Please!

This is the charity quilt I've been working on. A couple of years ago a very nice lady gave bolts and bolts of fabric to our little sewing group to be used for charity quilts. She owns a quilt shop in one of the small towns southeast of Dallas. We split up a bunch of the fabrics and I came home with a couple of yards of the pink/hearts print.

I started cutting this while watching President Obama's Inauguration. I've worked on it a little in my spare time.

I can't decide what colors to use in the border. I have the bright pink fabric that is the same as the teal, yellow, and purple, and am thinking it needs to be the outer border. I was thinking yellow as the inner border, but is that too much yellow? With adding borders all around, it will be 60 inches square.

The nice thing is I have enough of the print left to make another top. I want to start on it this week but am not sure what pattern I want to do. I don't want to do more pinwheels. Any easy suggestions? I do have a lot more of the yellow and the purple but not much of the teal and I really don't want to go shopping since I'm trying to use up stash.


tirane93 said...

how about a white inner border and the the print?

Scrappy-Quilter said...

I agree with the white inner border but why not try doing a scrappy border in bricks of the various prints to use it up and then binding it in the heart print.

For the second quilt why not try the easy one from Quilter's Cache called. Squares within Squares 2. I did one for my nephew and like the way it went together quickly.

Fiesta said...

actually any solid color will be nice. It is a lovely quilt.

SandyQuilts said...

A skinny black border so the eye can rest. Then a wider Purple border.

Sequana said...

I agree with the white thin border between the top and the wider border. That will keep them separated in a frame.