Sunday, January 16, 2011

Orange Crush Ready for Borders

It took me longer to finish the body of the Orange Crush quilt than I had hoped, Orange Crush center finished but I finished it last night while going back and forth to watch parts of the Falcons game - toward the end I didn't have to watch so much 'cause they got crushed by the Packers. Hubby was at the game - guess he won't be so happy when he gets home.

I think I will use 2 borders - a narrow one in the black print that is in all the green/black blocks, and a wider one in the green print, with some of the leftover pieces in the middle of each side, and maybe some cornerstones from some leftover pieces as well.  I'll have to see how much I have of the green fabric before deciding for sure. I think if I use those two colors it will bring them out in the body of the quilt, and tone down the orange just a bit. Might try using some of the pale blues for the binding.  It will take awhile for me to think more about the borders.

In the meantime I will be working on a frayed-edge flannel baby quilt for a new great-niece born about 10 days ago. I've made one for each of our youngest 3 great nieces and nephew - for the oldest great-nephew I knitted a blanket.  Here is one of the ones I made - Lauren's frayed edge quilt  I'm hoping I have enough of the teddy bear fabric to fussy cut some to use in the newest one too. Most of them have the same arrangement on the reverse side, but the for the last one I made I did something different because I didn't have enough of some of the fabrics to use the same pieces on the back - Frayed-edge quilt back - Sophie  I may make this newest one in a similar way. I have to go shopping for more flannel on Monday - Lily has a purple room and so I need more purple in her quilt.

1 comment:

Vesuviusmama said...

Looking good! Do you think you'll have the borders on in time for Bonnie Hunter? I hope so! I hope to get Virginia Bound assembled, but I haven't been in my sewing room at all lately. I HATE this time of year at my job!