Monday, July 07, 2008

OC top together - working on the border

I finally overcame my procrastination on the weekend and finished sewing my OC blocks together. It is bigger than my design board, so I taped it to the wall for the photo. I don't want it to be much bigger but I do want to use all these split 4 patch blocks we made. So I have been working on ideas for a border that will use up these blocks and won't require purchasing more fabrics since I am almost out of most of the fabrics in this quilt. I used up a lot of stash in this baby - approx. 6.5 yards!
Here is one of the border possibilities - a black inner border made of leftover black scraps and using the
split 4 patch blocks in the corners. I don't know if I have enough black fabric left to do this, so I will work out the numbers and see if it will work. Otherwise I'll use green since I still have some of that left....and I know I have enough of the red fabric for the binding. I have enjoyed surfing the Mystery Quilters blog ring to see the other finished quilts.


  1. I like your border idea.

    Love and hugs Gina xx

  2. WOW! The border idea is stunning - great idea! (do you have any orange or blue left over?)

  3. It has come together great. Well done! Are you happy with it??

  4. Great Job! I finally got my border started on my OC, I have 2 1/2 out of 4 done. I like your border idea.

  5. I hope you do have enough black b/c that looks stunning!

  6. This border is going to look stunning! I really like howyou are continuing the pattern!!

  7. Hello,

    I like your version of the Orange Crush Mystery very much. The colors you have chosen are wonderful.

    Mine is more scappy.

    Greetings from Germany,