Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Need more opinions!

On my last post I received very nice comments and decided to go with the white border the same size as the sashing and the binding will be the scraps left. When I finish, which will be a while because I hand quilt and haven't even started it yet, I will post a picture of the completed quilt.

Now I need some opinions on this quilt. This is Evening Mist fabric by Moda. I don't know if I should put a border on this or not. It is about 44x44. I have a small amount of the light fabric and about a yard of the darker charcoal fabric. I was thinking about a tiny inner border of the lighter and then a border of the darker.

What do you all think? Should I leave it like it is or add borders?


  1. have you laid the fabrics out against the quilt to see what they look like? I find seing the options this way helps, and take a pic too of each one, it helps you see things very differently. I think it would be a great plan!

  2. sounds like a great way to finish but I would lay the fabrics our like borders (even if you can only do one or two sides) and see how you like it. Taking the picture is a good suggestions - you can can see things very differently in a pic.
    BTW - I love the quilt!

  3. Audition, audition, audition. But I'm inclined to go with a 2.5", 1", 2.5" border with your medium for the 2.5" and your lightest for the 1".

    Love your quilt.


  4. I agree with the audition plan but either way I love the quilt. I am planning to use some of this same fabric as a border on a quilt and it is such sweet fabric. Can't wait to see what you decide.

  5. I like your idea but do try alternatives first ..love Jan xx

  6. First, that quilt is great. I think the borders you said will really make those colors pop. Let us know what you decide!

  7. Very pretty. If it's a wall hanging, I would just bind it as is. If it's a lap quilt or bigger, I would go with the border.

    Definitely audition those options. Good luck!