Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Around and Around the Spools

I finished sewing up the Spools into a flimsy. It isn't perfect, but it doesn't need to be. It's going to be thrown across the back of a couch, and valued for the Sheer Love Units (SLU's) it will provide.

But it needs a little something something. Actually, I have a few ideas.  Let's review, shall we?
 The green is lovely. But it doesn't really bring anything different to the party.
The red, however, packs quite a wallop. Red is the opposite of green, so having it there makes the greens pop. Also, there are enough red touches in many of the "cream" fabrics to connect this color to the body of the quilt.  This inner border won't be larger than 3/4", so it's going to be just enough to give the quilt a little kick.

This brown batik will be the outer border. Gold was too bright, another cream was too light, and something darker than this brown would be too heavy.

OK, so this is looking quite nice.  Now for the binding.  Cream? Nope. Green? Nope. Red? No, it would be too much. What to use?

This batik is used in the spools on the body of the quilt itself. It has the golds, browns, greens and reds. It's perfect.

I also like that it isn't particularly prominent, but is interesting.

So that's it for the front. "What," I hear you asking, "might you use for the BACK?"

I thought you'd never ask!

Now you can see how the backing fabric informed my choices for the border on the front.


MrsB said...

Is there a pattern for this quilt? or all in your head??

I hardly use patterns anymore - but sometimes figuring the math give me a head ache.

Thx in advance for info.

Quiltdivajulie said...

LOVE how you shared the process in this post.

MEGA-SLU alert!!

Queenie Believe said...

Looking marvelous!
Have a great day.
Always, Queenie

Darling Millie said...

Mrs B, the pattern called "Spoolin' Around" and is from the August 2010 issue of Quilt Life magazine.

Cher said...

love the back! what a fabulous fabric! and enjoyed the process of choosing the borders/binding...thanks

MrsB said...

Thanks - I see I can buy either a Sept or July issue form 2010 - is it possible that it is in the July Issue?
Lovely butterflies on front.