Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Progress Update

Last night I had time to sew together the 50 blocks I pieced on the "Native Rainbow" quilt, and this evening, I sewed together the second of four borders. Here it is on my design wall! I'm auditioning the gold as the color for the inner border and am thinking I like it. The same color goes outside the pieced border and then there's a wide border surrounding it all. Unfortunately, I don't have enough gold in my stash to make anything work so I might just have to go to the quilt shop this weekend!

I know there's not a lot of contrast in the fabrics in the center, but I'm really liking it. There are 16 different fabrics used and I have to admit that my only complaint thus far about the pattern is that it called for 3/8 yard of each fabric. Considering the fact that I only had to cut 6 1/2 inches from each of the fabrics, I have no idea why it was suggested to buy twice as much! I guess it's good fodder for another batik project. (Actually, one other niggling complaint about the pattern: why would you instruct someone to cut 2x9 inch rectangles and then subcut so that the cuts only add up to 8 1/2 inches? It's just silly and a waste of that half inch.)

Should I go with the gold inner border? Let me know. Earliest I'll make it to the quilt shop is Saturday, so you still have time to influence my buying!


Jammin said...

I like the gold border... and I've been looking at it all day! :)

Tamara said...

I like the gold. The other color that is calling to me and I think would make a lovely inner border is the teal-blue/ turquoise-blue color. It "pops" and would certainly bring some added contrast, if you were concerned about it.

I like the quilt overall -- As a whole it is much different than the few blocks from a week ago! And I do love it -- ahhh, batiks!

Gina said...

I'm with tamara, the turquiose/teal would really pop the quilt. If you wanted to stisk withthe gold you could always add a very thin border of the turquise/teal.

Love and hugs Gina xxx