Sunday, April 3, 2011
Two New Borders
After seeing the beginning of this quilt on the design wall, my husband pulled one of his Hawaiian shirts and gave it to me to use. I cut it into strips following the shirt pattern, then cut the strips into units to sew together for this border. The stylized drawings and the white flowers are all from the same shirt. The colors go perfectly with the fabric in the original piece. With this border, the project began taking on a definite island trend.
I have a nice small collection of Hawaiian fabrics from when I lived there a few years ago. I decided to follow the trend. I pulled out a larger piece of the same anthurium fabric I used in the center section, and created a wide border. Now, it is 41" square. I want to grow it to at least 60". I am not really sure what comes next. I will leave it on the design wall while I work on other projects and see what it says to me. I also welcome any suggestions from you all.