My “design floor” is busy today….. It’s probably going to be busy a bit longer because I have to make some decisions. Maybe you can help! Here are the blocks from Judy’s Connect the Dot quilt. I made mine scrappy as I didn’t have yardage of any fabrics in the lengths suggested.
I am in love with how it is looking. My hubby even suggested that it “looks more like a guy quilt” and I think he’s right. Here’s another shot of it.
I have the blocks done according to Judy’s pattern. Now it’s time to sew them together and start adding borders. That’s where my dilemma comes into play. Being the quilt is so scrappy, I don’t know if I should add the borders as Judy suggests. (Here’s a link to how her’s looks with all the borders) The multiple borders seem to make the quilt more “formal” looking. In my mind the “formal” look doesn’t jive so well with scrappy. Well it’s not big enough as is so I am thinking about adding two rows of blocks on each side…and then start thinking about a border after that.
But…here’s the problem. See the fabric in the green triangle? I used it consistently throughout the blocks to tie the quilt together a bit. I am out of that fabric….UGH! I have a companion fabric that is the same pattern…a touch more “brownish” green and the berries are not red. I know the fabric is an old Andover Fabric…and I stumbled around the internet looking for more last night with no luck.
I am thinking I am just going to make the extra blocks with the “brownish” version of the fabric. I am REALLY loving the look of this quilt…..I almost didn’t do the mystery as I was pressed for time. I’m sure glad I did!
If you have any ideas on helping me out to finish this quilt, please leave a comment….
Here’s one last Go! at the free Accuquilt Go! circle die giveaway….I’ll announce a winner tonight.