Sunday, February 14, 2010

I need honest opinions please


I have been trying out different border fabrics for this quilt and nothing is jumping out at me. Do you think it needs a border? Can I just quilt it and call it a day?

HELP!!!!


27 comments:

Cindy said...

Sometimes "less" is "more". Because this quilt is such a masterpiece in itself - you don't need much else.

But, who am I? I'd ask Crispy.

Barbara said...

That beautiful piece does not need a border. I think a border fabric will distract from all that gorgeous applique.

Anonymous said...

I definitely say go without a border. Your applique is beautiful, and a border would take away from it.

CJ said...

I agree, it's absolutely stunning just as it is!

Edna said...

I agree with everyone. It is beautiful just as it is!

Michele said...

I think you can skip the border. But when the time comes, try out some colors for the binding...just to frame or contain the applique.
The quilt is really gorgeous.

Marls said...

I have to vote for no border. it is stunning as it is so don't spoil it.

The Rabbit Factory said...

Beautiful just as it is.....! Love it!

The Rabbit Factory said...

Beautiful just as it is....!

MJinMichigan said...

I think a border would definitely detract from the blocks. It's perfect just as it is.

Titty said...

I'm italian woman, i do not write in english very well, but i can tell what you have done is very very beatifull and your work don't have necessity border ^^

Robin said...

I think it is gorgeous as is. But if you are really feeling a need for a border-- my suggestion would be just a narrow one of the same fabric as your background... maybe make the outside applique seem to float a little more?

cdnj said...

I really like it as is. The smaller applique pieces around the quilt are already acting as a border. It is stunning.

JustCindy said...

Beautiful! No border needed.

Kim said...

The appliqued pieces on the edge actually form a "border". It's stunning and needs nothing more. ...Call it a day! :)

Kim said...

The appliqued pieces around the edge form a "border". Call it a day, Yvette. It is a work of art and needs nothing more! Gorgeous.

Bro. AJK said...

I think you actually do have a border. I'd make a bias from the background material.

Lynda said...

Just quilt it - it's fantastic.

Jean said...

This is gorgeous! I see you have made your decision, and I would agree, it needs nothing more. Love it.

Mimi said...

I would leave it and bind it in one of the colors.

bluebird-lyn said...

Hello Yvette, the feature of your quilt are the appliqued blocks...I think a border would spoilt it....I would just bind the quilt...Warm Regards Lyn

Crispy said...

I'm in the no more borders camp, actually it already has a border with the outside flowers. If you want to frame it a little, use a colored fabric for the binding IMHO :o)

Crispy

Connie said...

It is a beautiful quilt, if it was me I wouldn't do a border, it will be pretty without. HAPPY SEWING!

Betweens said...

I have admired this pattern and thought of getting it.. I think your quilt has made up my mind it is gorgeous!! gorgeous the way it is!! wonderful work you do!! I know I am late but the weekend away and I am catching up.

Barbara said...

If you want it bigger, then I would suggest a very pale green as border fabric so it doesn't fight with all the colours in the applique. If you don't want it bigger, then it is perfect as it is, just bind it. You are very skilled Yvette; this is beautiful work.

Mary L. said...

Awesome! I don't think it needs a further border at all. Where did you find this pattern? I love it!

Rudy said...

The border of flowers at the edges is definitely a perfect border. Kudos on your quilt. It's lovely.