Thursday, September 27, 2012

Almost there...


I decided I needed to make two more rows on the "Candy Ribbon"  (AKA Smith mountain) quilt.  I had it laid out on the floor and it just didn't look right as a square quilt.

No problem...it isn't as if I had cleaned off the cutting table or anything...Also, I made an extra red star and an extra setting block.  Just warning if you decide to do this with four colors it multiply the confusion level of this quilt 10x!  After a few sessions of laying out the blocks I realized I needed a plan that I could follow each time...even with it I ended up with two "bonus" blocks!

As far as the border goes I'm thinking of using the HST and making sort of a ribbon around the edge.

 It goes with the quilt "theme" and it uses a block from the quilt.  Which not surprisingly I have a large stack of already made.  What do ya'll think?

29 comments:

Gypsy Quilter said...

Really, truly terrific. The blocks are pretty busy, but that border frames it beautifully.

MB in MI said...

Lovely! and the HST border looks great :-)

Loris said...

Love it! The blocks are down right cheerful :-) The border idea works perfect. Lovely work!

McIrish Annie said...

I really like this one. bright and cheery. Like your border idea too.

Karen said...

I like how the colors form diagonal rows. Good idea.

Candace said...

This border looks great with the center of the quilt. Good choice.

Jeanne said...

Your 'Candy Ribbon' quilt is looking awesome! Love the HST border.

Sue SA said...

You may have made things more complicated for yourself but the end result is worth it, the colours make a stunning impact. I really like the border as well, always wanted to try one of those!

cityquilter grace said...

that border definitely works...it's sooo beautiful and fun!

Impera_Magna said...

So beautiful... love that border!!!

The Civil War Quilter said...

The ribbon border will be the finishing touch! Lovely!

regan said...

I love the ribbon border.....this quilt is beautiful! Yay!

Kelly said...

I love this! So bright and cheerful..just at the right time. I think the ribbon border is perfect. Can't wait to see it finished.

Janet O. said...

You have worked magic with this pattern. I have always loved it, but your 4 cheery colors give it a whole new dimension (and I can see how much more complicated the assembly would be).
Great border choice!

Marei said...

this is beautiful...bright, cheery, and fun. I would love to try this with 4 fabrics but now you've got me thinking about how difficult it could be. Maybe I'll just enjoy yours for now!!

katie z. said...

Beautiful!

Mary said...

mmm, ribbon candy, my fav

Mary Ellen said...

I love, love, love that border. Good idea especially since you have pieces in your spare parts department already!

Gretchen said...

The border is perfect! I love this quilt!

Sandra Henderson said...

You are rockin this quilt! I cant believe how much you have done so quickly! I love everyting about it! Tje border is great! Wow! You dont sleep either....
Great work!

Carol said...

Beautiful! LOVE the border!

Me and My Stitches said...

I think it was worth the effort (easy for me to say!) - it looks really great and the border is the perfect ending!

dianne said...

you know, i don't think there's anything i DON'T like about this one - and i don't usually like scrappy ... l.o.v.e. the border!

Tonya Ricucci said...

beautiful quilt - love the colors. what a hoot to see that blue plaid in the top pic. I have a tiny bit of it and I wondered where it came from..

Teresa said...

Oh yes...that is the perfect border for this beauty! I've started taking a digital picture every time I lay out something. I can't remember s--- these days. I can remember what I was wearing at a dance in junior high, but can't remember how I laid out 12 simple blocks.

Sad, really sad, LOL!

In stitches, Teresa :o)

Elizabeth said...

I love your colors and the border!

Victoria Findlay Wolfe said...

It's a beauty! I love it! great border!

sewkalico said...

LOVE the border idea!!! Bravo!!

gamawinkie said...

I think it is fun!