Sunday, May 06, 2007

A Star Among Baskets

I won some basket blocks in a lotto! This is just some of them. I spent almost a whole day making 4 blocks to set inside where I now have the blue/yellow QSTs. (See the star they create?) The first blocks had lots of small pieces and took forever to make. Then when I tried them in this quilt, they looked awful. So now I have 4 new orphan blocks to use in some other fashion. I made these QSTs in a snap, and they look MUCH better in this setting than the intricate ones did.




Now I'm thinking about what kind of border to put on here. I'm going to put a thin separation border of a dark blue.. then something pieced. What would YOU do?

7 comments:

Tracey said...

It looks nice. I like the yellow in there. I think that flying geese in the brighter blue would look great in the border, but I probably wouldn't actually DO that because I'm too lazy. LOL

Norma said...

I would do the thin inner border in yellow. I love the use of the yellow in the center of your quilt and bringing it out to the outer border would make it pop!

anne bebbington said...

I agree if you have some more of the yellow fabric from the centre or something similar then it would look great to use that in the border - maybe sawtooth or flying geese

Feeling Simply Quilty said...

You put those together perfectly. Very nice blocks and colors you chose to pull your winnings all together.

Judy said...

That's so pretty! Love the colors -- very cheerful and happy. Please post a picture after adding borders, ok?

Patti said...

What a nice collection of blocks that you won! How about a simple sawtooth border of half square triangle squares to echo all the ones in the blocks? You don't show us the alternate block that you didn't like so we can't compare - I think these look great!

Jeanne said...

You did a great job of setting those baskets. I think a pieced border would look nice, maybe a pieced rick rack?