Monday, February 15, 2010

Border Disputes, Part II

I'm continuing the subject of Jan's last post.  I completed this Snowball & 9 Patch on New Year's Eve night (disturbing insight into my social life!).  As soon as I laid the completed top on the floor to admire, I noticed something in one corner.  Oops, one 9 patch 4's/5's transposed.  It would be easy to fix since it's in the corner, but I kinda like it.  I'm leaving the mistake in - major breakthru for me!

Thanks to Jan for sharing a 1/2 yd of the background fabric to complete the quilt.  Fabric requirements increase when changing from straight set to 'on point'.  Sauder's shopping with a friend is a 'good thing'! 

Now to the border dispute.  I have background strips to add a 3 1/2" max outer border.  So the options are:  1)  no border, 2) background border only, or 3) skinny inner border (maybe not the fabric pictured) and background border.  



22 comments:

Monica said...

Very pretty! I like the background border.

katie said...

I love the background border and the fact that you are leaving the mistake in.

Dolly said...

I really prefer it with no border.
Second choice would be to float it with the background 3 inch border. But, by NO MEANS would I add a colored strip !

libbyquilter said...

ha~!~ too funny~i actually like the last one the best . . .

LOVE the "mistake"~!!!!~

:)
libbyQ

Ginny Worden said...

What a lovely quilt, I'm drooling here. I like both options, and I guess it depends on whether or not you need to make it bigger, or just big enough.

dragonfly gypsy said...

Great job!! I like the background border definitely. Cheers Sharron

Mimi said...

Background border for me and then a darker binding. I love your "mistake" ..oh excuse me...your "design decision". It'll make for great conversation for years to come.

Blogless me said...

Your "mistake" is charming - visually, as well as conceptually. As far as the border is concerned, I would most definitely put one. It is not possible to get the feel of the totality of the quilt and its scale from just a small photo, but if I wanted it to "float" I would put a broad background border. If I wanted it "grounded" I'd put a narrow darkish border, followed by background fabric one.
A charming quilt, whichever way you decide to finish it.

Kathie said...

oh I love it and yes I am happy your leaving it there :)
I like no 1 or no 2....just mho
great quilt!
Kathie

Sharon said...

I like the "mistake" block...adds character to a very beautiful quilt!

Judy said...

I like it with the background fabric border....it's a beautiful quilt, btw.

Ann Marie said...

Background border most definitely. Love the "mistake."

Janet said...

What a wonderful quilt and I like the rogue nine patch too. I like option one and two but I'm leaning towards two if you need it a bit larger.

Deb said...

Gorgeous quilt you have there Vicki and great to have a friend to share your fabric with. Now I'm going to be really difficult - I like the background border - definitely, but perhaps a little narrower. So many choices!

Carol said...

Love it just the way it is...no border...second choice would be the background border. It's really wonderful!

Nyla said...

Your quilt top is very nice and I like option #3. Thanks for sharing your handiwork!

bdalward said...

I would put no border on it and use a dark binding. If I used a border, it would be dark, serving as a frame for the beautiful quilt. I sometimes leave mistakes in, too, but for this quilt, I would probably fix the corner block. Just mho.

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Lori said...

Just MHO, but I like a little border. Because there is a lot of background in the quilt it needs a little something to say, "OK this is the end."
Love the tiny oops, too!

Karen said...

I like the floating version and maybe a dark binding.

AnneElizablog said...

I vote for border option #2. Love your humility block - it makes the quilt even more special.

Shontelle said...

Gorgeous quilt. I think I may need to make one just like it!. I like yhow the border is in the last photo.