It's Monday and that means it's
Design Wall time!
I sort of have two things up today. One on which I'm deciding borders and one that is ready for binding.
Here's the one that is ready for binding. It's a simple quilt using 5" squares. I'm still playing with quilt options for when I host Charm School Sew-Ins. I want the quilts to be quick and easy, especially since there are a fair number of new quilters/sewers who join us for these days. This quilt will fit right in. I quilted this with a 1" grid in all the white areas and then stitched in 1" increments around the big dark squares. I like the quilting a lot, even though it took me longer to do that than actually piece the quilt.
Just to try it out, I made a small version (6 blocks) but think I will make a larger, 12 block version during the sew-in. This one isn't a bad size, about 41" x 59" but I like making most donation quilts larger - closer to 60" x 80".
I like the black and white blocks here and am glad I pulled them out to use. The backing is a print fabric with lots of pretty pastel birds, flowers, leaves, etc. (I forgot to take a picture of the back - sorry!), and I am going to bind this with black and include a robin egg blue flange. Maybe I'll have a picture of that tomorrow. :-)
Here's the quilt on which I'm trying to decide borders. It's the Yellow Brick Road baby quilt that I used as "in progress" samples during a recent class. I wrote about it HERE.
I've added a small red border that you can see here.
I'm considering leaving this as is and bind in red with the blue/red fabric as a flange. My original plan was to have this small border and then a larger border of the blue/red fabric but I'm having second thoughts.
I think I'll leave it up for a little while before I make the decision. What are your thoughts?
I plan to finish this and use it as another Hands2Help donation. I know I can get this done before the deadline. :-)
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