Friday, July 20, 2012

To Border or Not To Border?

Hi all!

If you have been following my Facebook page you'll know that I've been playing with these fabrics for the past little bit!

 

These fat quarters have been in my stash for years!  So I decided to pull out my Accuquilt Go!  and cut them up :-D

 
I grabbed my Isosceles Triangle die and went to town

 

Soon I had two very nice stacks of perfectly cut triangles!  Yey!!  Can you imagine how long this would take by hand!

 
Without any really clear plan I began sewing them together into the print and an off-white; and, then I sewed them into rows etc.  I really didn't colour plan this I just wanted it random.

 

After a LOT of pinning the top went together and I really like the effect!  What do you think?

Now I need to decide if I want to put borders on this or not.  I can put on borders in the off white but I don't have yardage of any of the prints.  I knid of like the idea of a one-block quilts but I might add on to get the size a little bigger.  What do you think?

Psst I will square it all up either before I add borders or after the quilting is done - don't worry ;-)

So what do you think - to border or not to border?

7 comments:

teachpany said...

Neat quilt! If you want to add a little to the size, I suggest a solid border, like the grey or red or orange in many of the fabrics, if you can't find yardage for one. Or a print that brings in 2 or 3 of the colors, but coordinates with the prints. Do you have scraps from the FQs to use for binding? I love my GO! too.

Gene Black said...

I would probably add a border.

Nancy said...

I am pondering the same with my newest quilt top. I like this quilt without borders myself

Linda said...

It's wonderful! No borders for me.

beaquilter said...

I vote NO borders, I made a quilt like this from a FQ bundle and no alternate color and just mixed up the triangles and made no borders, it was fun- now I don't know where it is.... maybe i gave away the quilt already.... hmm I loose track

Sandy D said...

Neat Quilt Katrina.I would go with no borders too.The Go cuts down on cutting time for sure.

Michelle said...

I vote "not to border"