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Thursday, August 27, 2015

What's my Next Decision

While in a stupor yesterday and doing some quilting while watching some Masterpiece Theater, I was thinking more about how I wanted to do the border of the 30's sampler

Like I mentioned yesterday I have been basically quilting a quarter inch outline stitch, or in the ditch 

and sometime just a barely outline stitch around the applique. 

Thinking about the border which is not that wide, it's a 5" border that is basically a straight design. I have  rectangle patches of the print fabric with a strip of the background fabric on each side. 
So I was considering.... 

OK if I'm just going to go with what I've done with the rest of the quilt and do an outline stitch but do I do it only on the border fabric.... 

or do I do it on the printed fabric.

  And I have even considered doing it on both but in reality it's not needed to keep the batting secure and that would be more for an aesthetic look. 

Then I thought OK how much more time do I want to spend on this one. 
If I just do an outline stitch on either just the print or just the background, I would be done sooner than if I was to do both.

 Thinking some more about the design and what I wanted to do on the border, I don't think I want anything with curves. I don't have that design in the quilt and I just don't feel it would serve any purpose to change it on the border.

 The quilt top itself is very busy and my thoughts have been simplicity in the quilting so far and I'm thinking I should keep that thought of simplicity in the border.

Till next time


  1. Decisions, decisions you have such a talent and an eye for colour it looks amazing. Very impressive.

  2. Whatever you do I know you will make it beautifully! xx

  3. Sounds like you are making progress on knowing what you don't want to quilt in the border. It's a gorgeous quilt.


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