Monday, January 3, 2011

Design Wall 1/3/11

With the holidays over, I finally was able to get back into the studio. And there was my flannel log cabin, still in pieces. So the first thing I did was to get the center blocks sewn. But then I became faced with a delima. I really would like to have a small enclosing border around the blocks before I put the outer border on (see the border fabric on the chair). But what to use. If I had a solid, or solid like, orange, brown, or black fabric I would use that: but I don't. So I am stumped and stopped, briefly.






So I moved into the quilting room. I have had this quilt top, a baby quilt for a child due this month, for quilt a while. But this past weekend it got on the frame and quilted, too.

The quilting pattern is a new one from Urban Elementz, can't remember the name, but I love it.


It has hearts in it but when I was quilting it I saw "baby butts." So I smiled throughout the quilting process and now am ready to get on to the binding. Of course that means another decision. I actually have enough of all three fabrics to make binding but which one should I choose? Anyone want to vote?


edit: Wednesday I will be posting about the giveaway gifts I have received as well as a couple of Christmas gifts given and received. Be sure to drop by then.

9 comments:

  1. LOL "baby butts" quilting design. Love it! I agree about the little containing border on the log cabin quilt. A very small black or dark brown border would be great. Sounds like a trip to the LQS....

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  2. Your flannel log cabin is beautiful. I would have never used that color combination, but it's seriously gorgeous.

    I can see why you were seeing baby butts in the quilting. I'm partialy to dark bindings, I think thay frame the quilt better. That or I bind with the same fabric I used in the border.

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  3. Love both quilts. I especially like the baby butts! LOL.

    glen

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  4. I vote for the border fabric as binding and cut the same way as the border fabric is.

    What about a deep red for the stop border...like in the block centres??

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  5. I'm with Kathy, same red that's in the center. Love the quilts.

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  6. I agree about the red stop border for the log cabin. My favorite for border and binding on the baby quilt is the dark, multi-colored fabric but if you use that for binding, it will be the same as your outer border and I don't know if you are okay with that. (I love to use the same binding fabric as the outer border quite often.) I did double click on the photos and smiled at the "baby butts"....I saw them, too! :)

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  7. I really like the multicolor for the binding. The other fabrics would draw the eye to the binding rather than the center of the quilt and miss all the baby butts :)

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  8. I like the multicolor for binding too and if you are making bias binding it will be diagonal stripes, very cool design note.

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  9. Great progress over the holidays. The quilting in baby quilt is very pretty; like that panto.

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