Monday, January 7, 2013

foundation piecing and does easy street need a border?

I took the easy street top down and laid it on our bed, first to see if it needed a border and also to see if hubby liked it.
 
 
of course he loves anything I make- guess a little biased :-)

 
I just don't know if I should add a border or not, maybe a 4" black border, but I really don't have much fabric left, but I can easily order black. and maybe a scrappy binding?
OR if I stick with NO border, then a black binding.

 
I've been working on blocks for Quilt it today magazine,
I always did founation piecing a little different, then on thursday afternoon I saw a quilt show on TV and they did it this way, OF COURSE!!
 
here's the template

 
I pinned the main fabric to it, making sure it goes over all the lines.

 
then folded back the line to #2

 
trimmed away 1/4" (never did this before, I just eyeballed where the next piece went)

 
then laid out #2 fabric on the edge

 
re-pinned

 
sewed down the line with a small stitch (1.5)

 
ironed toward #2 and repeat on other side

 
and guess who fell asleep in her froggy chair.

 
and later in the weekend she fell asleep with the kids on a baby pillow, solveig just pretended to sleep next to her- see my winter pillow in the back too? :-)

 
Here's an update on my 2013 list

#1 giraffe wall hanging - still working on needleturn applique, mommy giraffe almost done
#2 pineapple black and blue quilt- giving these a break now
#3 Bonnie Hunter ORCA mystery - backing fabrics ordered
#4 green, red, yellow flower quilt- top done, just taking forever removing the papers
#5 spring swap blocks- got plans but no background fabrics ordered yet
# 6 Making memories embroidered panel- needs to be made into a cute wall hanging
#7 fall leaf blocks swap- ready to quilt
#8 bubble gum quilt kit won at quilt show - top done adding vine on border
#9 won 9 march BOM -dotted flowers -ready to quilt
#10 Round Robin swap -TOP is here and ready to quilt
#11- drunkard's path- top done, may need a border
#12- Hidden forest- applique- Deer block done
#13 pin cushion swap - December here, oh oh gotta work on this
#14geese in a ring- 6 blocks are here
#15 christmas tree skirt- top done
#16 hexies- 43 flowers done and sewn together
#17 women of the bible quilt blocks- redid #11
#18 Boxes!- fabrics arrived
#19 McCall's #5 diamond in squares - top done!
#20- roman holiday- kit
#21 Benertex floral quilt- top done ready to quilt
#22 Valentine's Round Robin- dec done and mailed
#23 Woven Stars for CT - On the frame quilting today
#24 Quilt it today #2- red, white and blue quilt- fabrics arrive in January
#25- easy street- top done, may need a border?
#26 McCall's #6 flower star- approved, need to pick fabrics
#27 McCall's #7- "crazy daisy" - approved, need to pick fabrics
#28- Book quilt- just planned
#29 and 30(December) twin boy quilts -think I want to make spider quilts for them
#31 "birds", #3 quilt it today- working on more blocks
 
 

19 comments:

Anita said...

I'm very new to PP, so that is interesting. Thanks for sharing.

Carol said...

If it were my quilt I wouldn't do a border and probably try a black or dark blue(the one in the quilt) binding.

Carol said...

Again...stunning choice of colors. It looks amazing on the bed.

Teresa in Music City said...

I does look like it could use some extra width on the sides maybe. It will draw up some with quilting too. I'd add the border just to be sure, but I'm not sure about black. Actually I'd do a small black inner border (1"?) and then one of the other brighter colors for the bigger outer border - maybe the 4 inches? Just what I would do. It is gorgeous as it is!

Janet O. said...

I think it would look great with just a dark binding, but as Teresa points out, once it is quilted it will be a little smaller. If you want the extra width, I like her suggestion of a narrow black border and a wider colored one.

Jo said...

Your quilt looks great. My hubby says cool regardless of what I make :)

Petit Design Co. said...

that's how I do PP, it makes it sooo much easier to position the next piece of fabric!

Nic said...

I'm thinking just jump straight to black binding. Or do a thin black border (1 to 2 inches max) with black binding. That's my 2 cents anyway.
I'm sure it'll look good whatever you decide.
Congrats on the finish

Melody said...

I'd add a thin black border. It certainly looks fabulous on your bed.

Anita said...

Easy Street looks lovely!

Pokey said...

I sure like how the black pops in your version...I'd go with it in the border, too ~
:-}pokey

Michele said...

Well my 1st thought is that if you want a longer drap down the sides of your bed, you will need to make it a bit bigger so a border or even 2 would be needed. I'm thinking a black one and then a scrappy one after using the fabrics in the top finished with a black binding. But whatever you choose to do will be great, of course. No one will send Guido after you if you don't take our advice. LOL

supersara20 said...

I was taught to do PP that way.

Kevin the Quilter said...

Loving the contrast in your Easy Street quilt! Best wishes!

Barbara Sindlinger said...

Holy moley, how do you keep track of all the quilts you have started. Have you given any thought as to how you'll quilt it? I think just a black binding would look great.

Sandra B said...

Your Easy Street looks fantastic on the bed! We have a few similar pics of our kids - so cute! Google+ doesn't allow emails to be shown on the comments and it doesn't look like they are going to change it any time soon. There may be an email link on the profile pages of google+ users if they have added it there.

Art by Rhoda Forbes said...

Easy Street is beautiful I think one border would finish it off nicely. I too plan onmaking the binding from leftover fabric.

Sandra B said...

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Charity said...

Your easy street quilt is very stunning!