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Monday, October 01, 2007

Sweet Dreams Borders


I have put the piano key borders back in the parts drawer. The quilt was just getting too big. I want it for a wall hanging, not a queen sized bed. The piano keys would have meant at least 6 inches more on each side. Without the piano keys the black and white I was planning to use looked too strong and intense. I think I like it better with this blue fabric. It has little castles and moons and stars on it, the perfect images for sweet dreams. I also feel that the blue color mellows the whole thing out a bit and gives a hint of night sky surrounding the little houses.


Here is a close up of the blue fabric.

23 comments:

Fiona said...

I am catching up on blog reading - what a great quilt, I can never resist houses on quilts, especially wonky ones.

Linda said...

Wow! this is just beautiful :-)
I'm with Fiona on the houses

meggie said...

I gasped when I saw the finished result! It is just perfect, Joyce!

Thimbleanna said...

Joyce -- I love your wonky houses! I've been catching up on blogs and it's been fun to see your decision process over the last few posts.

Quilt Pixie said...

the blue is a great choice with this quilt! You've done it so quickly...

Rae said...

This is a super bright & beautiful quilt design with lot and lots of fabrics -- my favorite kind.

Exuberant Color said...

wow you are a fast worker. I didn't think I would see the top this far along. It looks great and the border is perfect.

Clare said...

Gorgeous fabric - boy you are a fast worker.

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

Oh, I miss the piano keys. Maybe across just the top and bottom? Although by the time you read this, you may already have put the whole thing together because you really are fast.

Lily said...

LOVE your wonky stars Joyce! You are fast!!

Judy said...

You have been busy while I was away! I love Sweet Dreams and totally agree on your choice of a border...very serene.

xo

Rose Marie said...

Wow .... another great quilt from you! Love everything about it.

Pam said...

The blue really finishes it off nicely. Love the black and white inner border as well. Great quilt!!!!

Dawn said...

Oh I just love it! But I really, really love the stars! I've tried them and they come out too symetrical! Yours are wonderful!

KCQuilter said...

Love this quilt!!! You've done a great job with the wonky houses and letters and the stars are wonderful too!!!

Nellie's Needles said...

WOW! A wonderful, wonky, whacky quilt! I agree with your choice of the blue fabric border.

Ali Honey said...

Yes Joyce, it looks good.
The black and white fabric strobes when you scroll up or down or sideways....Wow.
Love all the houses but would pick the one on bottom left to live in cause it looks like they have a great vege garden.

Suze said...

The blue does seem the best choice to me.......... You make such wonderful quilts...........

Darcie said...

Your piano keys will be perfect for another project. I love your border choice!

DubiQuilts - Debbi said...

Love it, great job!

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Hi Joycem this is looking wonderful, just think, you are half way towards another quilt with the piano keys done already.
The houses and stars look great together and i love the writing.
The purchese today are great colours, and the evening bag handles were a stael, I see no reason why you couldn't have an evening bag to go with your pj's , just don't let the neighbors see you swanning around the house like that , they may lock you up! tracey

cher said...

fabulous houses!

atet said...

I love that border fabric! (yes, the piano keys looked good -- but, well, if it doesn't do what you want it to do -- then it doesn't work!). Your goodies from your recent shopping trip are fabulous. Love those colors!