Friday, February 13, 2009

An Opinion


One thing you can always be sure of in blog-world is opinions. (not to be confused with Bloggo-world where you attempt to sell Senate seats...but I digress)

My Double delight has again become a double dilemma (does that make it a Double squared dilemma, a double double dilemma or a double dilemma times two....duhhh, that is not the question....) The issue/dilemma is border choice.

I started this quilt with a bag of fabric I had put aside years ago for another project. In the bag was three yards of the purple leaf and three yards of the beige. In my mind these would be the inner and outer borders. Now, not so sure. So these are my options...

A. The original...purple leaves with beige
B. Purple leaves with pieced green inner border

C. Gold (grapes?) with pieced green inner border

D. What are you thinking girl...dig deeper into your stash

E. Support your President and get thee to a local quilt store

Oh, dear...on another topic. I made a couple of wonky stars to send off to Australia to make quilts for the victims of the fires. Now I have to go and find the blog that I read yesterday that had the address - yikes. You would think I would have made a link to it or something...noooo. There seems to be so many bad things happening. I had to turn off the news this morning for a bit and just play with the cats for a bit.

If I don't post tomorrow...Happy Valentine's Day everyone. Here are some postcards that I started about 4 years ago...I may have one finished tonight for my husband and maybe not. Do you think he would notice if I didn't get the edges finished?! The photo on the top of this posting is of some logcabin blocks I made last year. Didn't like them enough to make more (they measure 14x14...what was I thinking?!) but today I dug them out and am putting together a Valentine's day bag...a bit too cute but it is tough not to make a valentine's day thing-y not cute!

27 comments:

Melinda said...

I like the purple and beige personally. It seems to "fit" better in my eye.

Hugs,
Melinda

Karen said...

Cute logcabin blocks and wonderful Valentine postcards. As for your border. I thought long and hard and have decided on option A, purple leaves and beige.

Paula said...

If you have the blog in Google Reader, you can do a search of all items. Search for wonky stars. That's how I found this for you!

http://campfollowerbags.blogspot.com/2009/02/bushfire-quilt-project.html

SubeeSews said...

I vote for combinatin "b". The beige is beautiful but the pieced green and the purple leaves belong.
Subee XOXOXOXO

KQ Sue said...

I like the "B" combination.

Gina said...

You'll have a triple x double dilemma: How many votes are you taking? I like the option "C"
I like your wonky stars!!

mckie2 said...

I'm thinkin' I might go for D or E. I think a gold inner border with a not-so-busy, less colorful, maybe tone-on-tone purple outer border would look nice. In any case I like the lighter inner border better than the dark so my second choice would be A.

mereth said...

I like the green inner border with the purple leaves, but I daresay the top will tell you eventually what to do.
I can't watch the news at all. I never do, and it's amazing how much you still find out about through bulletins on the radio, headlines in the paper (I don't read newspapers either), stories from other people, and now blogs. I find myself getting terribly depressed or angry at the media, and that doesn't help.
I've kept up to date on the fires mainly through blogs and friends that are there and that has such a personal spin to it, much better than the media coverage for me.

Becky said...

To muddle your decision even more, I live the Gold fabric in C. The pieced green doesn't grab me as much, but we don't see the entire quilt. Sometimes when I can't decide, it means that I haven't found the right fabric. Maybe try a couple of other fabrics. You DD looks great!!! I had to sit that Mystery out, but I did print out the pattern.

Good luck!

Kelli Simone said...

I love the DD quilt especially the scrappiness of it. But I am not in love with any of the border options. I say stash dive so more, and if all else fails, stimulate the economy. ~ksp

Marj said...

I like the purple for the outter border, but think that the small inner border should be gold. I think of the inner border as a sparkle border, that will make the quilt pop.

Magpie Sue said...

I vote for option A, the purple leaves and beige inner border.
Hurray for wonky stars!

Mary said...

Definitely A! It works and I'm all for using what you have.

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

look at you, sewing up projects. woohoo. hmm, not sure which border, but can I put in a veto on the green inner border? that just doesn't work for me. not that it needs to - needs to make you happy..... happy Valentine's Day!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

My answer...b+e :o)

I like the wide fabric, but I'd be tempted to used one green in the small border (hence e...if you don't have the right green) that way your little border will frame the quilt.

CCnUK said...

Like others I love the purple in A, but I think it needs to have a small gold inner border.

*karendianne. said...

I like the way your designing eye works. I like "A" myself but personally I mostly love the way you played with all those options and any would be good. Very nicely done!

Diane said...

Is there a reason you must have an inner border? Personally, I think it might look richer and more cohesive with the purple leaf fabric right next to the purple setting triangles. Perhaps it is the camera flash that is making the inner border stand out so. Is it your intention to emphasize this border? I could see using the scrappy greens as binding.

Linda M. Poole said...

Your double delight is awesome!
Linda
http://www.lmpoole.blogspot.com

sewkalico said...

I like A, but if b was not a pieced green, it would be nice too.Also like the gold border in C. yes, it's a dilemma LOL. Honestly any would work!!!

Purple Pam said...

Happy Valentine's Day to you. I vote for the second border. I like green and purple together, but I bet any of them would be okay. I really like your DD quilt, even if it is a DD'd quilt.

cindyquiltsOR said...

Opinions are like noses: we all have em!

I pick purple print with the pieced green inner border.

Nile e Richard said...

Hello Friend, good day.
Very nice to work.
Happy Sunday to voce.abrços.Richard

Lynn E said...

to me the beige is to beige and really stands out to much for me.. I would probably go stash diving for a gold inner and the purple border.
Just my opinion and Your quilt will be perfect for you.I think it looks great

McIrish Annie said...

I like B. and those valentine postcards are super sweet

belinda said...

I vote for A.....blends with the
rest of the quilt...flows back and
forth better....it's gonna l-o-o-k
good!!

Wendy said...

I love the colors you chose for the double delight! I slightly prefer the purple with green for the border. Have fun!