Monday, February 1, 2010

Design wall Monday

Sunday after we got home from church and had lunch, I put the twins down for nap time and worked on this PhD. It was my in between project to work on while I waited for the quilting to be done on the Crayola Quilt recently and so after the Crayola quilt arrived home these blocks got pushed to the back burner.

Now that I have all of the blocks made and joined into large patches (4 blocks) it will go pretty quick to getting the top complete today while the twins nap again. :)

However, now that I see it laying by the border fabrics I purchased... they are not speaking to me. :(

Actually they are speaking to me - rather shouting - "we do not look good together! Don't use the floral as a border but save it for the back instead!"

So after looking at the quilt that inspired me over at patchwork possy again... I think I will put this on hold until I can find something that reads as a solid for the outside border... and shopping for fabric is not in the budget at this time... so doesn't' look like I'll get to finish it up before summer. Bummer.

But looking on the bright side, this means you should see something completely different on next week's Design Wall Monday hosted by JudyL's Mr. Linky! Swing on by and share your link to your report :) and also browse to see what others have been working on. ;)

Love from Texas!


  1. I love the blocks. I think you're right about needing a solid border. Don't worry - you'll love it even more with the right fabric:)

  2. LOL there is always a bright side! :-)) Love your blocks Bonnie, and I agree about it not quite being the right border.

  3. Glad to see your quilt. I just pieced one over the weekend and now know that I need solid fabrics. I may try Kona cotton solids. Like your stripe color.

  4. The blocks are amazing. I'm glad you are using a different border. Can't wait to see it when you are finished.

  5. One of my favorites today -- I just love this quilt. I too have borders not speaking to me, but no big worry. If you are near Kountze, please give a shout out to my little sister Rayna.

  6. Don't you hate it when your quilt fights with you?!?

  7. love the quilt...i have to admit i kinda liked the border until i looked at it a second time. I'm sure you will find something that fits better

  8. i love it!! it turned out just as crazy as mine. hee hee finding borders is so hard sometimes..we think we have the perfect match--and then 'no'
    good luck!


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