It never ends I might just put Williamsburg Beauty away again for awhile until I can come to decisions on it!! I have the narrow border print cut out but not sewn to the quilt – it is pinned to the wall. I thought I would try out some ideas for what is next.
Narrow print border to be sewn on today –
Trying to decide if I should do another narrow brown border before my idea of an light tan tiny print border with scrappy diamonds for the next round. (the light tan matches the two squares in the very middle of the quilt) Two diamond groupings were hastily basted together to see how they would work the diamonds would use the same fabrics as the very tiny colorful squares on one of the inner borders a lot of the flowers were from this fabric also. (the light tan with the diamonds is a little wider than it needs to be the fabric is folded narrow and just pinned in place)
These pieces are just pinned in place while I am thinking things over. Ideas appreciated! It is possible I will totally change my mind on the diamonds – I have a book on pieced borders that I plan on digging out and looking at to see if I can find another idea.
One thing that is limiting my choices is the lack of brown fabric – the piece in the forefront looks lighter than it does on the wall – so far there is actually three different brown colors on the wall – this one in the forefront is on the last border (the other was used up) – the darker brown underneath is only a half a yard. The paisley I haven’t measured but I have at least 2 yards of, the lighter color beige is about 2 yards. That one might be a good option for a narrow border before the diamond piecing border. I no longer know where I purchased any of these!! they have been on the shelves for awhile so I’m not even going to try to match up. The paisley is the only one that I know what it is – Jenny Beyer and I have had it for years. All other browns that I have are fq’s or less although I am going to be searching through things for that also.
Decisions, Decisions! now you see why I say I might put it away for while.
Almost ready to roll The Final Frontier down one more time – I was working on this area last night – did I finish it? I don’t know I started to work on this after I wrote my blog post to schedule. I am linking to Sew Fresh Quilts , Quilt Fabrication: Midweek Makers and Jo’s Country Junction and My Quilt Infatuation.
Melanie posted this photo of herself at work yesterday on the library’s Facebook page so I didn’t think she would mind if I shared it!! – so many of you have enjoyed seeing her stitch work that I share once in awhile so I thought you might like to see Melanie having fun at work – she works for the local library driving the Book Mobile and does story time all over the county for children at schools, day cares, special needs children centers and the like — She was really getting into the story here.