Monday, January 2, 2012

Design Wall Monday 1-2-2012

Bouillabaisse assembledDesign Wall Mondays hosted by Judy L from Patchwork Times is an opportunity to show off what we are working on and share with other quilters.  Not sure how often I’ll post - but here is my design wall today.
Those of you who know me – know that there isn’t a border I can’t screw up… and to be consistent – because consistency counts – I don’t have enough black to add the 6 inch border.  That’s what I get for using the black I had on hand and not verifying that it was enough or more than enough to accommodate a change.  You really can’t mix blacks… it just doesn’t work.  This black is a little bit grey and another black I have is black-black.  I have enough to put a 2” border on… and maybe I’ll call it done at that point.  That would make it 64” x 84”… plenty big enough.
I did pull some other black and white prints to see if they would work as a border but I’m not convinced any of them work like I’d like them too.
Bouillabaisse option 1Bouillabaisse option 2Bouillabaisse option 3
Oh well… I am consistent!
The pattern is Bouillabaisse by Pie In The Sky Quilts.

10 comments:

heather said...

The quilt is very nice. I like the design. I'm not usually a fan of big borders so I think 2 inches would be fine.

Sally Hamilton said...

Well, this is simply spectacular.

smiledarlin said...

WOW this one really is pretty. I like the faceted effect it gives. Great use of all those strips.

Editfolt said...

beautiful quilt. I put a simple border around it.

Rabid Quilter from CA said...

What a fabulous, scrappy quilt! Where's the pattern from? I'd pick a simple tone-on-tone or small print using one of the colors from the quilt you like for the border.

Jamie in Louisiana said...

I am so in love with this quilt -- I think a simple border would be stunning.

Lori said...

I like #1--great directionality to it. Honey--when it comes to black--only buy Kona black! Ask me why I know......

terificreations said...

So Howdy does the border have to be black? With all the amazing color in there how about something tonal?
PS My friend Julie loves coming into the shop where you work!

Teri

Nancy said...

Love this quilt! Now if I could just get mine quilted.

Sue Daurio said...

wow, that is spectacular, I love the braid fabric for the border.