Sunday, July 10, 2011

Audition and playtime......

I tried lots of combinations of 3 strips for the border on this top and so far this is my favorite.
I like to have some kind of project that I can just pick up at times I can't figure out what else I want to do.  I will just keep making star blocks until I get tired of them and there should be enough for a quilt, or a row in a quilt.  I have the triangle squares laid out in groups of 8 that I need for each block.

16 comments:

Jody said...

it's a magnificent VIBRANT piece!!!!

Impera_Magna said...

I'll vote for those three border strips... very nice...

What wonderful HSTs... they make cool stars!

Donna said...

Beautiful with the three border stripes.

Pat said...

I love the border on the quilt. It seems to make those colors pop on the quilt. I love star blocks. It is a great idea to make the blocks with scraps ahead of time and put them aside until you find the perfect place to use them. Hope you are staying cool.

HollyM said...

Your borders really bring out the block colors.
I've always loved the star blocks. Is your background white? It's hard to tell on my monitor. For a while now I've wanted to do the wonky star block. It's a good way to do it as an aside when you need to pick up something easy. I like that.

Jackie said...

That is a great combo for the border! I do agree with you that having something to just pick up and work on is always handy and fills that need for the creative spirit.

hetty said...

I love the fabrics you picked out for the borders. They really make the quilt 'pop' and they finish it off beautifully. Those star blocks are going to be lovely. I like to have something to pick up and work on too. It keeps my creative juices flowing.

Muddling Through said...

Those borders DO set it off nicely. And yes, my mind is always jumping ahead to the next thing. I have to MAKE myself finish one before I start another. Sometimes. LOL

SeeingStars said...

I like your triple border. The outer red just frames it all so nicely. I have one (or maybe several) of those projects that are easy and don't require much concentration. Some days, it's just what I need to work on more string blocks.

Laura Wasilowski said...

What a great set of colors and pattern you've given us to look at. Thank you!

Jean said...

I like the border strips, they bring a finish to the quilt.

That is a good idea to have another project to work on in between. I sometimes string piece when I want to sew and don't want to think.

Rebel said...

You've just inspired me (again!) - I have a whole box of half-square triangles. I think I may experiment with a Star quilt!

Stephanie said...

Lovely border colors/prints! This top is so stunning. Loving those stars-in-waiting, too. Great choice for a "mindless sewing" project.

Annie said...

Loving your colorful quilts

Alycia said...

Oh I love it!! Such great colors and WOW - just cool!!

Gari said...

I do like your border colors. I tend to like a darker stopping border. And, my pick up because I need to sew currently is strip blocks. They sit around for a while but then I work on them for a while, usually between projects.