Yes – I’ve taken over her blog!

3 Jun

(Just in case you were wondering…..)


Sybil needs your opinion.  Unless of course your opinion is that this quilt looks like fabric vomit.  If that’s the case – keep your lips shut and your fingers away from the keyboard.  🙂

I can’t decide on which of 3 fabrics to use for my narrow border.  What do you think?


First – we have the layout as it was intended from Leanne (

Next – I wanted to make it bigger so I made some space.

Then, I deconstructed a few of the original blocks and designed my own blocks to insert.

So here we have the blocks sewn together, the pieced border (my idea) and 3 narrow borders (light green, darker green and white).  Which do you think looks best?  I was so sure I knew which one to choose but now that I have all three up next to the quilt, I can’t decide.  Come-on…..don’t hold back… know you have an opinion!

lighter green close up:

darker green closeup:

white close up:



15 Responses to “Yes – I’ve taken over her blog!”

  1. Tammie June 3, 2011 at 5:35 am #

    Hmmm….I like one of the greens best. I think the lighter one …

  2. Tammie June 3, 2011 at 5:36 am #

    I forgot to say I love this quilt! No fabric vomit here!

  3. myolivebranch June 3, 2011 at 5:39 am #

    i like the white. gives it a little snap. not a big one. just a little one. although any of the colors would be lovely when you give it to me. heheheh

  4. mum June 3, 2011 at 6:14 am #

    I love it – either the white or the light green – ok, maybe the white so the border doesn’t really look separate from the center. any one of them will be gorgeous.

  5. Peg June 3, 2011 at 7:03 am #

    I like the lighter green – but Kay is fab with color so I would trust her instinct first. I love, love, love the quilt – beautiful work! Do you never sleep?

  6. Karen June 3, 2011 at 10:36 am #

    Beatiful quilt! I like the white best. Second choice is light green.

  7. Moneik June 3, 2011 at 11:31 am #

    I like the lighter green the best. It really goes with the quilt.

  8. sammi June 3, 2011 at 12:31 pm #

    I like the lighter green best. It gives it “flow”. Love this quilt!

  9. Sybil June 3, 2011 at 1:24 pm #

    yeah… see? I was so sure that white was THE ONE (so sure I bought 3 meters) until I put up the soft green one and now I’m confused.

    Thanks for your opines though……I think I’ll take down the dark green and put the white down the side and look at it for a day or two before I proceed.

    Thanks too for all the compliments and yes, Peg…..I do sleep but only about 6 hours a night. And, I did most of the embroidery while watching rugby (a minimum of 5 hours per weekend!).

  10. grapegrower June 3, 2011 at 8:44 pm #

    whatever you think is best, sweetheart.

    • Sybil June 3, 2011 at 9:17 pm #

      gotta love a well trained man…….hehe

  11. Karyl June 4, 2011 at 10:53 am #

    I like the white, followed by the light green. The white makes it look very coordinated, while the light green is nice to pull out some of the greens.

  12. Jody June 4, 2011 at 3:49 pm #

    Well, I’m the lone voice for the dark green, but I’ll let you see into my brain–I mean thought process!! The dark encloses the body of the quilt, which is also why I like the light green for the opposite reason—it makes the borders part of the whole. Does this make sense?!? Then you could bind with the dark to end it.

  13. Jody June 4, 2011 at 3:51 pm #

    Also–the white does the same as the dark without being to bold—so in conclusion, any of the 3 work, depending on your preference!! (How’s that for assistance?)


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