Monday, September 17, 2012

Final Color Challenge blocks

Life got in the way of a lot of sewing in August and my last two color challenge blocks were one of the things that got pushed to the back burner. However, the lights and whites challenge is calling my name (as in, I've already pulled out my lights and whites--I'm ready to get started!) and finishing my color challenge blocks became my personal ticket to joining in the fun.

So here we go:

Lime Green:

Kelly Green:

All 16 blocks up on my design wall:

Laying out the blocks was a long process. I'm fairly set on this arrangement, but I want to sleep on it for a few more nights before sewing the blocks together. How do you think I should finish it?

  • No border
  • Beige/khaki border to match the fabric in the blocks
  • Multicolor made fabric border
  • Several borders--multicolor made fabric and beige khaki
  • Something else?
Thanks in advance for your opinion!


Elaine M said...

WOW! Lovely, has a 3D look. Maybe a thin dark wine border with a wider multicolor made fabric border.

Terry said...

The twisting effect is striking. More than one boarder I think one should be colorful.

janequiltsslowly said...

maybe a border of little colorful friendship stars with khaki as the background?

Lisa Chin said...

I LOVE it! I love the variety of the color and the calmness beige. I think you should put a small border of red or multicolor (like 1 inch small) and then a beige larger border. Good luck!

sheila 77 said...

Lovely blocks, Ellie and I do like the over-all look. My suggestion would be beige/khaki border and then a narrower border made of many of the coloured fabrics.

Sewing In CT said...

Definitely multiple borders but there are so many options. I'd discard the ones that come immediately to mind and ask, what would Victoria do? What would be completely unexpected but gorgeous?

Debra Dixon said...

No border, bind and enjoy. Why draw attention away from the action in the middle?

Helen said...

This is so fantastic already that I would leave it alone, or add a very narrow or a very wide border in the beige/khaki color.

Chris said...

I would echo Helen's thought - but perhaps add just a smidgen of random colored bits, somewhere in the wide beige border, and then go to town with the quilting. Can't wait to see it!

sewyouquilt2 said...

because of the "activity" in the center, what about a khaki border that is intermittenly interrupted in color if the whirlwind spit them out? have fun! great quilt!

Carol E. said...

So pretty! I'm not good at advising others, so I'll just say I trust your judgment. Go with your heart's desire!