Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Love, In Progress

I'm so excited to see so many new faces!!  One more day left for Giveaway Day...  enter here if you haven't already.

I'm making good progress on the Love quilt.  The top is finished.  I decided to trade the piano keys of the original for white, and the solid skinny border for a scrappy one.  I really like the effect.  There will definitely be more scrappy borders in my future.  A few more decisions have to be made before I can get this baby finished. 

 


1) I need to commit to quilting pattern.  Some ideas running through my head are free motion, a small 1.5" square grid, pebbles.

2) After the quilting comes... anyone?  Yes!  The binding.  Sadly, I couldn't find an appropriate stripe in my stash.  Ack.  I guess I will have to branch out a bit. 


From top to bottom: quilt top, binding options, and backing.  I'm leaning towards the aqua solid.  Opinions??

Tomorrow the winner of the Arcadia Honeybun will be announced.  Good Luck Everyone.  Cross your fingers and toes.  : )

-A

13 comments:

  1. Love the colorful circles with the white background. I really like the green and aqua solids. I alway seem to lean toward green and blue when buying solids :)

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  2. Lovely quilt top. Your backing fabric is gorgeous. I'd bind with a solid; aqua works well. MQing? You'd want those circles to pop. The grid would be so great but that is a LOT of stops and starts so maybe a small pattern like the teeth of a comb or maybe fingers is a better picture in each square going right to the seam and then those finger tips could almost touch each other. It'll be wonderful!

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  3. I agree - the aqua. There's a lot of pattern in there already so a solid would look really good. 'Love' (ha - so witty!) the whole thing! ;-)

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  4. I love the red with the pink polka dots for the binding, but I'm a sucker for polka dots for bindings. BUT I think the solid aqua would look really nice too!

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  5. Love this! Love the scrappy border you added too. I'm leaning to one of the solids for the binding, which would frame this and really pop. Pebbles quilting might look cool, to echo the circle shapes. Nice job with this!

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  6. i love this...the aqua will make a beautiful border.

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  7. yes I agree the aqua solid pulls it all together without taking away from the quilt.

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  8. personally, i like the aqua solid.

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  9. Was out blog hopping and found yours! Love the quilt, so very pretty. I have not tried circles yet and am always impressed when others can. Great job!

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  10. You could do the aqua for the back, but take into account that if you are quilting with white, it will stand out a lot and you will see every little mistake (not that you are making any of course ! lol!). Personally I would go for white to match the front, and do either a coin strip or a collection of different sized circles dotted about to jazz it up. Quilt wise, have you considered a wavy line waving in and out around the circles? That would look brill on the back too! (sorry I cannot draw on here but I hop you know what I mean.. you get a sort of hourglass idea when it is all done..)

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  11. Oh man! The pattern and fabric are delicious. Can't wait to see this quilted up!

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  12. Gorgeous! I think I'd go with the aqua, too.

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