Monday, December 13, 2010

Squeezing in my 15 minutes (or maybe more)

Some of my 15 minutes of playing have included attempts to finish this (click here) log cabin posies project, which originally began this past January.  Since this was one of those figure it out as I go things, I wasn't sure how I was going to attach the posies to the log cabin background.  I choose to just do a free motion, loosey~goosey, zig-zag stitch and let it fray where it will.  Got all the posies stitched in place.    Now I've decided to make this a queen size quilt, so what to do about a border.  I made a couple of these blocks just to see what might happen.

 Or should I go with this look?  I kinda liked the way it looked when I snapped this picture with a charcoal and white tile floor in the background. What do y'all think? 

19 comments:

Laura said...

I like the black and white floor tiles as a border! Great contrast and the simplicity helps with the busier center. I love the other blocks (especially the purple polka dot center!)

madziula said...

wow!!I ran out of words of admiration

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

good luck playing! and letting it grow! I can see big simple strips and sticking in a few random blocks like you made... letting the fabulously busy middle stand out on it's own... Show us your play, keep going, it's GORGEOUS!

Encyclopedia said...

I agree with the comments. wonderful...i like the simple black and white with two or three random blocks that you made cut into 2-4 pieces and thrown into the board...great and fun too...

Margaret said...

Really like black and white around (not necessarily tile pattern). Wonder how some of your center flowers would look flowing onto & off the border (rather than formal blocks) in one or even two spots?

Lisa said...

I agree, love the black and white border. And Margaret's idea of having some flowers spill into the border is wnderful too. Great design and love your colors!

Cindy said...

The quilt is fabulous! I'm liking the black and white too. Can't wait to see how you finish it out.

Seams Sew Together said...

Loving the black and white as the border!!

Nifty Quilts said...

I really like the diagonal lines and points created by the tiles. Love this quilt!

Pinkadot Quilts said...

I love the colors and the randomness of it all!! Keep going you are doing great!!!! The black and white really works for me.

Alexis said...

I like the black and white too- and the idea of adding flowers in the border sounds great too! Have fun playing with it!

mary.keasler@gmail.com said...

Thanks Ladies. I think a combination of all those ideas might just be the ticket!

CharlotteP said...

Yes, think you're right...combination and random is the way to go!

Mrs Moen said...

I think it's brilliant!!

Bonnie Hull said...

...the flowers give it a little bit of the "Material Obsession" ladies...go or the black & white!

Cathy said...

Mary...I LOVE THEM! Oh...you have the gift!!! So unique and original!

Sujata said...

Mary, This looks stunning! I can not wait to see what you do with it next! each time it gets better and better!

The Scrappy Bee said...

So very gorgeous. Love the black white tile behind it. Bold, yet simple. It really shows off the center. Bonnie

Carol E. said...

Gorgeous! Guess I'm in the minority as I think the tile behind it distracts from the inside beauty. It's too dark and bold. LOVE the main quilt part!!!!