Monday, May 02, 2011

Design Wall Monday #18




This is what is on my design wall today and I am so happy that these blocks are sewn together!  I have been working on this project since March 2008 but most of the blocks have been sitting in a box waiting for some attention.


To read more about this project, click here.






I sewed the red scrappy alternate blocks in February, and hand embroidered this last 6" block in April.

Now I am pondering what to do about the borders....do you have any ideas to pass along?!?

Hop on over to Patchwork Times to see what other quilters have on their design walls today.

18 comments:

Paula said...

Love it! Of course, I have all the PDF files on my computer. I never did start the blocks, but still love it. I think this is the best setting I've seen of these blocks. Good for you for making such progress!

Judy D in WA said...

It's fabulous! My border opinion is to extend the red out to finish off the design and use the same white for the remainder of the border. But that's just MY opinion. ;)

Chris said...

Just beautiful!! I love the redwork.

Bonnie said...

Hum, red would be my choice. How complicated do you want to make it? Maybe a red/white/red of equal width strips. In the corners put a nine patch with white in the outside corners. Hey, it's not mine so I'll give you a bit complicated border! It looks great so far.

Ellen said...

I like the idea of finishing the red design and filling in with plain white and binding it in red.

Phyllis in Minnesota said...

Beautiful quilt. Love a quilt when embroidery is also involved. IMHO you could consider keeping this seperate from you quilt and make it into a wallhanging by adding a couple plain or pieced borders to hang on the wall in your quilting area.
Keep on quilting, Phyllis

AnnieO said...

Beautiful! Love the simplicity and charm. Judy has great border ideas--maybe you can find something in her designs that you like. Me, I tend to do borderless quilts!

Vicki said...

VERY cute and all those red blocks are so well done. I think that a red border is all you need if you think you need one. I am not a big fan of tons of borders or intricately pieced ones. Great quilt

kwiltnkats said...

I'm with Bonnie and Judy D. The nine patches in the corner will pull it all together nice. Then as Annie mentioned Judy does have some great borders and Bonnie Hunter does too. Sandi

Mary said...

It will work for the Monchromatic challenge this month also. Two projects accomplished in one quilt!
I would add some patches to the outer part then a solid border to frame it. My 2 cents worth...

Gari said...

I agree about a red inner border. I might do a larger white border with appliqued red flowers and then the red binding. It is going to be a beautiful quilt.

Happy Quilter said...

LOVE the finished squares, Kathy. Can't wait to see the finished quilt. You did a beautiful job.

Cathy said...

It's wonderful. If it were mine, I think I would do a simple red border, the same width as the reds in your blocks. That way all the work you put in the embroidery will come to the forefront, and be the star.

Kate said...

Beautiful quilt! Congrats on the UFO progress

Ray said...

I love these redwork blocks. Lots of work but very well worth it. The quilt is beautiful!

Barb said...

I so love what is on your design wall....just beautiful!

Alycia said...

That looks great, glad you dug it back out!!

Brita said...

That's gorgeous! Of course, a little more red never hurts anything :-) Can't wait to see the finished quilt. I've never seen this pattern.