Friday, October 01, 2010

The second Friday in a row...

that I'm flaunting... enjoy it while it lasts :-)
Below are the quilts I managed to complete as planned..... our new bed quilt........

I usually have a couple of pillows on the bed as well, but have taken them off as they detracted from the quilt. I've tossed up making a couple of 'matching' pillows, but am unsure which way to go...
1. Use just the border fabric? (Nara Gardens sage chopsticks) or
2. Do a couple  more blocks that could then be bordered with the sage green ?
3. Put a little trim of one of the fabrics on some plain cream pillowcases?
4. Leave it as it is?
5. Another bright idea I haven't considered?
Any feedback would be a terrific help.



Finally, a year later than planned, Steven can have his own quilt...... the end product is a little different to the original, but the design is suited to a range of variations (for example, I've seen it in Japanese fabrics, some quilts utilising a feature fabric, so the 'patways' are only on part of the quilt.)

We wanted the blue 'rivers' to merge in to the outer border, so I needleturned sections of blue over the deep rust inner border. it is a great quilt to undertake, and by using the Curve Master foot, the blocks go together quite quickly. The hadquilting was done with perle cotton... only the second one I've handquilted, but something I needed to do as I wanted the whole quilt to be my own effort. The best bit.... my lovely man likes it!

11 comments:

Munaiba said...

That's a lovely quilt. I'd be inclined to do without the pillows.

Alison Schwabe said...

If you simply must have pillows, why not try 2-3 small black ones, placed 'on point' when you make the bed

Lindi said...

Beautiful quilts. :) I love Alison's idea.

Bellbird said...

I think a couple of pillows made in the border fabric would provide a bit of interest without overwhelming the lovely quilt.

Helen said...

How about a couple of pillow cases edged with the same border as your quilt plus the black squares set on point. So it would go from (left to right)border, black squares rest of the pillowcase,then the mirror image of that. Does that make sense?

penny said...

That top quilt is stunning Al!

Shirley said...

I'd go for no pillows or creme pillows with just one row of black/white blocks like in the quilt, somewhere on the pillowcase. Tres chique!

Jan said...

Hi Al have just seen your quilt and its super-I can see black pillows mabe add a couple of smaller white ones or is the background of your quilt cream-- or do it big white pillows with smaller black ones in front.
Jan Cotton

Therese and Tasha said...

What about a pillow sham across the top of the bed

Anonymous said...

The quilt is lovely. Did you make the pattern or is it from a book?

Al Christensen said...

It's a pattern produced by Cozy Quilts, using 2.5" strips. Fabulous to make, works beautifully :-)