Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Muddled thoughts!

My Kaliedoscope quilt has been up on my design wall for a few days now. What to do ,what to do?????
How about a solid background...doesn't take away from the center.

Or a busy piece from one of the wedges?
I rather like the stripe.

Possibly a planned use of scraps.


I really liked the use of all the scraps in the border like one in Ricky's book....but mine really looks a little (make that a LOT) haphazard!!



I've been staring at this for quite some time. Today I'll be with my Bee at a fabric store. Maybe I can make a decision then.
Happy Quilting! Lynda




9 comments:

Oops-Lah said...

I quite like the green stripy one. I always like to repeat a fabric in the border I've used in the blocks. But it'll be good to take it to a quilt shop and to audition some more fabric

Mrs Moen said...

Ooooh; I love the spiky strippy/green combo on the right side. You'll figure it out, you know, sooner or later.-)

Auntie Em said...

I know just what kind of dilemma you are having because I'm struggling with the same one. LOL!

Stray Stitches said...

Your Kaliedoscope quilt is amazing. If you had enough of the dark print you have already used, I think that is what I would use for the border. It makes the kaliedoscope part of the quilt pop. But then, you are the creator and you will select the border that is just right.

Carol G said...

I think these quilts are worth taking time to think about the borders. Give it time and it will come to you. I'm dreading this part myself!

piecedgoods said...

What a great quilt! You'll pick something great! I'm partial to the green stripe on the top. Maybe with mitered corners to continue the radiating effect. I love celery green and it picks up the stripe in the kaleidoscope.

Cheryll said...

Perhaps the stripe and introduce more of the lime green shown, with it? Just a thought.

Kathy said...

I like stopping with the orange border you have now. I'm sure whatever you decide it will be beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Hi, what about turning the green triangulars with wide side against the orange border making the kaleidoscope radiate out further, with another orange and maybe a black border to finish. looks great so far !