Friday, March 14, 2014

It's Friday and I need opinions please!

It's Friday and I'm finished with all of my writing assignments for the week! Yipee! So I'm going through the UFO stack last night and I found this one and took a pic to show you. I'm wondering if I should just leave the little border that I put on just to stop all the activity from the triangles OR


Should I add another border? Maybe a red one? What do you guys think? I'd appreciate any suggestions. So what's up for you this weekend? I understand that tomorrow is National Quilt Day or something. Are you going to celebrate? How are you celebrating? Sounds like a great reason to buy more fabric! That's what I'd do if I had the $$. Guess I'll have to just sew and look at Charlie--my $4200. (so far) doggie!


And look! Green grass! WOOOO! XO and Cheery Wave! Bev

20 comments:

Nancie Anne Quilts said...

It looks really great as it is, but then again that's just a narrow liitle band of beach around the lagoon! I'd be tempted to add that red border, then there'd be more space for volleyball games and sandcastle building!

Katie said...

I think red biding instead of a red boarder may be a great way to go to add that extra pop -- unless you are needing to make it larger.

it looks great.

Missy Shay said...

I think I would just put a red binding on it, of course it depends on if you want the quilt bigger or not.

Jan said...

I'm with Katie. I like it just the way it is, and I'd add a red binding, solid rather than print.

Kitchener Quilter said...

It IS beautiful just the way it is, and you might quilt it and just call it finished. If you want a real radical idea. . . Do you have any of that blue border fabric left, or something similar? You could cut this into say three, or six panels, and put a strip of blue, or maybe red, in between. Don't rip out, just cut down the middle of a row. Might be the jazz you're seeking.

kathy said...

I wouldn't add another border. I like it just the way it is. If you want to add some red to it just add a red binding to it.

GO STARS! said...

I like how it looks now but could see it with a red border too. I like it a lot! That expensive doggie is very cute - so glad he's doing well. And I'm ready for green!! We've been having sunshine which sure cheers me up!
Tomorrow will be sewing day and I may go fabric shopping where my sister works for some backing and border fabrics. Had to put myself on a fabric fast except for borders and backing. Need to get a few UFO's finished up around here.

Michele T said...

I'm with everyone else... Just add red binding, I think it looks awesome! We probably have grass too...under 8 feet of snow 😵

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said...

Just bind it..let the design be the star!

Karen Walker said...

i'd be tempted to add a red border and bind it in red. Seems like your eye needs a little bit more 'stop' to the triangles.
But what do i know? You are awesome at everything you do!! Go with what you feel.... it's all about 'feelings' lol
XOXO

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

My 2 cents worth, a red border since you have tied in the blue and then the same red as binding. It is stunning!

Lindi S said...

I would add a red border. I (we) am in Lancaster for the quilt show! Have shopped yesterday and today at the local quilt shops...love the bargains. L

paulette said...

Yup...add the red binding...but first audition a red border too! does it need it or is the binding enough??
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Patty said...

I think it's very pretty just like it is. I wouldn't add another boarder unless you need it to be larger. And I agree with the others about binding in red.

margaret said...

quilt looks good as it is but think yes a border or binding of red will really make it pop.
Charlie is looking good, enjoying a bit of sun no doubt

Podunk Pretties said...

I'd add a thin white border(ricrac or flange would work also) and a larger red border. Bind with the same red. Or just add the white ricrac with the red binding. Lori Holt did a tutorial for this recently.

Barbara O. said...

I'd leave it as it is, and maybe use red again in the binding. I think the triangles pop and a wider red border would dull them a bit.

Jen Barnard said...

It looks great as it is, but I think I'd add another border.

Jaytee said...

As the rest of the quilt is red, blue and white I think I'd add two further borders, both red and white! or a white border and then red binding or vice versa. I think that would give it real impact! However, it also looks good just as it is!! Isn't it nice to have options? Good luck with whatever you decide.

Learn How To Make Quilts said...

With a busy center I would say a nice wider border of red solid would be perfect. To me that would bring more balance to the quilt.