"It takes ages to finish a quilt you're not working on!"

Monday, June 28, 2010

Work in Progress.

This sampler is one of the UFOs I selected to finish this year. It was a Round robin from 2003, and only needed borders and stuff to finish it off. Originally I assumed I would probably frame it, but now that I'm running out of walls to hang things, most of my embroideries will be incorporated into patchwork throws or table runners, and this is one of them. I wanted to use some Aboriginal Art fabric to do the border, but it didn't look right on its own. My good mate Cheryl dropped around tonight to cast her expert eye over my project, and she suggested that I have two borders - a narrow border of one colour against the edge of the sampler, and a wider edge of the Aborig.art fabric on the outside. I liked the concept, but now I can't make up my mind which of the plain colours looks better - the sand colour, or the tan. They both go with the art fabric. (Don't look closely at the sampler itself; I still have a bit of stitching to do to finish it off before I add the borders.)


Annie said...

The narrow border is a great idea. I vote for the darker one on the left. This will be a very cool piece.

Meow (aka Connie) said...

I agree with Annie, Gina ... the darker one looks better ... I love the piece of fabric, too ...it's gorgeous ... and your stitching is wonderful.

Aussie Stitcher said...

I think the darker border also, it will look fabulous when finished.

Gina E. said...

Thanks ladies! I really do appreciate the feedback I get when I present my little problems here for your advice - both here and on the Japanese cranes fabric.
Funny thing is that I have the same opinion as you, but I just don't trust my own judgement. Probably because in the past I've made some disastrous mistakes when choosing colours for things, and I still don't feel confident about it.
I'll be working on this sampler now to the exclusion of anything else, as I am aching to get it finished and out of my hair!