Wednesday, October 13, 2010

More Decisions & Progress

Trying to come up with an idea to complement my setting blocks ...

Really liked this block & thought it would make a good-looking border.
But then this project would never get finished ... too labor intensive.

Maybe it will work as a single setting block?

Decided it wasn't working & substituted a solid.

This is what I've decided upon for the border ...
still need to figure out the corners ...
maybe I can use my funky block somehow?

12 comments:

Jessica said...

I like your funky block, and it would make an awesome border, but it is awfully ambitious. the small square chain border looks great too. i would put a corner block that was only white with the black line, bent to make a corner.

Nifty Quilts said...

Love this quilt, along with the border you chose. It sure would be fun to see more of those black and white pick-up sticks someday.

CharlotteP said...

Love the quilt, and your funky blocks...could you bear to do two or three part rows with funky blocks between the squares? How would the corners look with a crazy square, a bit larger than the others in the border?

upstateLisa said...

ACK! that is awesome, Victoria!!!! Ha! "messes" is the word verification word!

Kelly Meanix said...

Margaret I LOVE it in the border!!!! I can see how it would take a while to do it but it is wonderful!

Brenda said...

but you won't give up on those b/w border blocks, will you? how about just one border with what you've done and the other three with the crazy patches.

Carol E. said...

I love the look of the scattered black pieces!!!! But I can see it being a lot of work for a border. This is just a very cool quilt.

Jan said...

Well, I love the idea for setting your blocks. Maybe the border could just be on opposite sides? Not so labor intensive.

Ellen said...

Hey Margaret, I love the pick up sticks border - labor intensive but
quite striking. If you go the other route, maybe a solid for the
corner??? Really looks great!

Magpie Sue said...

I like your solution to the border problem. I would use another scrappy block in the corners.
This is going to be one cool quilt!

Kathy said...

I love the funky block for the border.....it might take longer but it would look so cool!!!

Chris Sullivan said...

I'm with Kathy - the funky block for the border would be truly outstanding! Fabulous, whatever you choose!