Monday, November 7, 2011
Battles with borders
I happily went off to piece the flying geese and was astonished and delighted at how quickly the center of the geese quilt came together.
However, the lovely dark blue fabric with maple leaves and provincial flowers that I had planned to use as a border, while still absolutely lovely, just doesn't work as a border. It worked beautifully as a filler in the body of the quilt, and will make a lovely backing, but it will not be a border. So now what? I don't have nearly enough of the greens and reds to piece into borders either. I fear this one is heading to the UFO bin as well for the time being.
I have a few placemats and runners to finish, so I'll work on those and hope I come out of those projects inspired to push ahead with these three!
How well do you get along with borders?