Thursday, November 18, 2010

While I Was Away...



Once again I got busy and have not been checking the blog. While I was away, the mice played! I had to go back a ways to catch V's 30-day challenge. I love it! I'll start tomorrow (Friday). Love all the stuff people have been working on.

I managed to get this quilt put together by raiding my "orphan blocks" box. I have extras, misfits, donations, and just what-not in that box. I don't even know where some of it came from!

I might add a border, but I might not. I'm kind of an anti-border girl, because people expect them, and that makes me want to break the rule and not use one. What do you think? Border or not? (If I do use a border, it won't be a traditional, rule-following border.)

Carol E.

8 comments:

Kristina said...

i say use a small inner border of various fabrics, say 2" wide at most...then add smaller odd blocks around it as final border! that doesn't really make it a traditional border..but adds to the quilt anyways! looks great!

Alexis said...

I was going to say the same thing as Kristina! Very fun.. esp that little A-Z bit that wound up there!

23rdspiral said...

i love that this is made from random 'found' blocks... and i think it looks so good BECAUSE of that!

Sandy said...

I like Krisina's idea too. You have some awful cute orphan blocks and "what not" haven't you?

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

I so prefer quilts like this without borders... this is so cute!!! I love it! if any border, a good scrappy one! have fun finding your path with it!

Sara said...

You have made me realize that I have a FULL Orphan Box. Got to make a top using them!

beebee said...

The quilt is beautiful.. I do not think it needs a border! It looks great as it is. I am going to have to dig up my orphan blocks and see if I can make a top with them. What a great idea!

I love this blog and it is great to know I am not alone when it comes to spending time in my sewing room just for fun!

Carol E. said...

Loved all the comments. Thanks! It is so nice that we can inspire each other. When I started quilting I never would have dreamed that I would make such a "mess" like this orphan top, and even would like it! Funny how I have evolved. Fun!