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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Drunkard's Path Decision..or indecision...........

I sewed the top of the Drunkard's Path together yesterday and then tested black binding (on the right) and black border (top left) but neither one spoke to me.







Then I tried a print border with a black background.  The print is also in two of the blocks.  I like this better but may audition a couple more fabrics.  This isn't an outstanding quilt by any means but it is unique...no one else has this fabric collection and therefore there will never be another like it.  I'm linking to the "Cross the Drunkard's Path" quiltalong - link button on my right sidebar.

The problem I had with comments not coming to my email box has been solved.  I think it was Comcast's fault.  Since emails weren't coming from my friend who also has Comcast I knew something was wrong.  She told me my emails to her were all in her spam folder.  I checked the Comcast webpage and I had 85 comments being held hostage in my spam folder.  After 3 days of this, things were back to normal.

22 comments:

Sewing Junkie said...

Anything you decide will work. It is unique but I really like it. Chris

HollyM said...

Yes, I definitely like the black print border! It is unique, especially the fussy cut deer.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Better with the border print (and how it echoes the colors in some of the blocks). Keep going - you'll find "it"

Glad the email issues are resolved!

Needled Mom said...

I like that DP piece and I think the colored border is much better than the solid for the border. It ties it all together.

Mary said...

I really like the print border, and I'm glad your technology problems have been resolved!

Sharon W. said...

I like the print border, but also would like to see a thin inner border of a vivid color....just to keep the squares from bleeding into the border where the colors are close in value.

ES said...

I love this quilt! I love watching your thought process as you make each step along the way :) very interesting :)

Pattilou said...

This is looking so good and I love the fabrics! I have a small piece similar to the African Women in a small quilt, but they are just a bit different. This collection is so nice! The print border seems to speak to me.

Pat Converse said...

I like the print best. I love how this quilt is coming along. Your work is fantastic.
Pat

Donna~~ said...

Ok, I'll be a different opinion. I like the solid black border. It puts the emphasis onto the quilt blocks. You could use an African print for the binding to highlight it.

Vicki W said...

What about a black with some metallic or a narrow inner border of black and the the print?

JJM said...

I took a peak at the other pieces in this Quilt Along, and yours by far 'steals the show'. I agree it is your outstanding fabrics.

What about a narrow inner border of gold OR red OR green then the black print as shown ?

JJM

Elsie Montgomery said...

"Outstanding" has to be a matter of taste! This quilt keeps me looking at it... so in my (easily distracted) mind, that puts it a lot closer to outstanding than you might think! It is rich in texture too, lots of variety. I also like the black background border and that some of the fabrics seem to bleed into it. Far more interesting than a second border that would stop that from happening. Your thought-processes as you work on this are helpful too!

Carol said...

This is such a lovely quilt. I like it a lot. I made one but did not put as much thought into it as you have. It is sort of a brown bag quilt.

Maree said...

I like the look that you have in the last picture with mainly the print as a border with some plain black perhaps in opposite corners just to break up the print.

Kris said...

Love this! I think no borders but bind with that hot pinky color that is in several blocks!

Havplenty said...

I like the print border with a black sashing also. Yes this will be a unique quilt and there is nothing wrong with that. I have a couple of the fabrics in your quilt.

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Sharon said...

The black print fabric really pulls the colors out nicely into the border. I vote yes on this one!

O'Quilts said...

good job..fun quilt Just able to look at blogs today and this one inspired me:)

Cathi said...

I really like the idea of a print border for this quilt - maybe with a thin black stop border first? It is very unique - and really intriguing. I like it!

Corrine said...

I like the black print fabric although I'm wondering if it's a bit too busy. I don't like the plain black border. I love the quilt overall especially the deer.

Caroline Heinrichs said...

If this was my quilt, I use a plain black border or black with a small dot.