Friday, 27 January 2017

back on track

One thought I had at the beginning of the year was to go through my little pile of quilt tops once in a while and see if I could change or add something extra, anything really that rekindled my interest enough to get the quilt back on track and finished. So this week I'm relooking at a WiP from May last year and having another play with this star quilt top.




Sometimes it is good to leave things, have a break, and then come back to it... it's all part of the design process, yes?

I used Victoria Findlay Wolfe's 'mostly manor' fabrics for this star quilt. After finally settling on a layout, once it was all together, it always felt just a bit too small to be very useful.
Relooking at it today, I suddenly decided to add a border in VFW gold & white fractured stripe and then a nice wide border of her gorgous yellow floral. And I'm much happier now, have a look...






I've been wanting to use that gold & white fractured stripe in something... wonder why it took me so long?


All back on track now and ready for basting & quilting
Linking up with Em here for 'moving it forward'

11 comments:

  1. Oh, it looks grand! That wide yellow is perfect. (How wide is it?) I agree that it's good to let quilts rest for a bit, especially if we're stumped with the next step. It seems like that time away gives us fresh eyes when we look at it again.

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  2. These two borders were just what it needed. What a wonderfully bright and happy quilt!

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  3. Ooh, that's lovely! So bright and cheery.

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  4. Yummy. The stripe adds so much to this quilt. I think borders are overlooked these days. Hopefully your lovely top will encourage more people to consider one.

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  5. This is so bright and happy! You did a great job!

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  6. Love it!! What a fun sunny quilt top!!

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  7. Yes, the yellow floral is just right! Beautiful job Linda.

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  8. I love the stars and your two borders set them off so well. The yellow fabric is gorgeous. A lovely quilt top -looking forward to seeing how you quilt it.

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  9. Oh, there it is - perfect! That border is cheery and bright and just the thing to set off all those gorgeous stars.
    I like to walk away from projects, too, to let them mull a bit. It's why I can't work on just one project at a time - I need to have a few marinating while I'm pushing something else forward. 8)

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  10. Definitely worth the wait. Both borders really finish off the quilt nicely. Congrats on a gorgeous finished flimsy.

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  11. Those borders finish it beautifully! Will you use the fractured stripe to bind it with too?

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