Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Found it...thanks for your help!

At the end of the day...or of the little quilt...I ended up using a rose-purple inner-border and a grape purple outer border on the HST quilt. This finished up about 15x19.

A couple of you had suggested using double purple borders and so I had gone into the stash looking for that rose-purple. After checking out the bookcases where the fatquarters live, the basket on top of the cabinet where the backing yardage hides, and the closet shelves where yardage rests...not a square inch of rose purple to be found. Then I laid down for a nap and it hit me...there is a bag with purple applique pieces perfect for fruit hidden under the bed. (Don't we all have a bag of fruit applique hidden in somewhere in our house!) And there it was...the perfect rose-purple that had been put aside to use for raspberries...still enough left a pint or so...

Thanks for all the input! I want to get on to working on my Christmas projects but still have one more of these hst projects to finish up...still haven't made a dent in the bowl of hst! Elves must be replenishing the bowl at night....


9 comments:

Kathy in FL said...

I like it! (Better than the yellow I suggested yesterday.)

Donna K from N.TX aka Quilting Bear Gal said...

Looks just right!

Janet O. said...

Very nice choice. I recently had to steal a border I had set aside for one quilt to finish another one that needed an extra border and had to get to the LAQ pronto. There was not another piece in my stash that looked good and was big enough. We do what we have to do!

straythreads said...

looks great!!
Ann

Merilyn said...

Looks great! I love the idea of the skinny plum purple border first, just adds a nice bit of detail to the whole look!!!

Kathie said...

perfect choice, looks wonderful!!!!
can't wait to see some of your Christmas projects
Kathie

Sarah said...

The quilt looks perfect with the double border - now why didn't I think of that?!

Loris said...

Love it! Perfect choice!

Jill said...

Looks great!