Wednesday, June 01, 2011

May UFO Report

I was able to finish my UFO top, but didn't get the quilting done. Still, it is quite an accomplishment for this very busy month. (You can read more about the quilt in my last post - click here.)
My first task was to stop struggling to match up the seams between the blocks and accept it as it was - that was a big step toward finishing this top. Amazingly I had stored the extra purple fabric with the blocks, and was able to add a narrow purple border.
Then I sewed the string borders and these 4 corner blocks, added them to the quilt.

Ta da... the spiderweb quilt is a finished top measuring 67" square.

Now I am wondering if the string borders are too wide at 6 1/2" and do they take away from the spiderweb blocks?
I am wondering if I should trim it to 4"?
What do you think?

Hop on over to Judy's blog and see the other UFO projects that were tackled during the month of May - click here.

20 comments:

  1. Kathy,
    I think this is wonderful-I love the scrappiness of it!

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  2. I don't think they are two wide. The quilt is fabulous and from the photo the points look like they match perfectly.

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  3. I do think they overpower the quilt a bit I would consider cutting them in half or maybe leave 2 inches for the inner, adding a solid border between them and then adding the rest back.

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  4. I think the border needs to be cut down. The quilt is beautiful with just the Dresden plates. I like the idea of a solid border although you have put so much work into this that it's probably not worth all the extra work.

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  5. I do think the border overpowers it a bit, but I think you should wait to decide if you want to cut it back until it's quilted and laid on a bed - it might not seem overpowering once it's on a bed because the webs will be on top and the border will hang over hopefully :) It's much harder to add more on later than cut it back before binding :)

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  6. I love it just the way it is! Don't change a thing!

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  7. I love this very happy, scrappy quilt and do not think the borders wide. Great finish. JudyCnNC

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  8. I like it as is. The scrappy border looks great! It is a nice feeling to have it finished, isn't it? Great job!

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  9. I don't think they are too wind, and besides, If you trim it off, then you will have to figure out something to do with the two inch trimmings.

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  10. It is so beautiful! I love scrappy quilts. I will have to make one like it someday after I finish all my UFOs.

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  11. I love the spiderweb! I think I would go with trimming the border a bit.

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  12. I like the way it looks. The webs look like they are recessed back behind the border. I would leave it as is.

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  13. Great finish! I have recebtkt given up trying to line up my strips in my May UFO, so I can relate totally--amazing how much faster it moves along that way! Regarding your borders, I don't think trimming them a bit would hurt, but I think they may just look overpowering now because you don't have a binding to finish it off. With a darker type binding to frame them and give them a bit of "closure" I think it will look just fine. I'd test out a bit of a darker fabric under it to see how it would look before I'd trim anything. And also consider that the quilting will shrink it up a tad and change the look too! Congrats on your lovely finish!

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  14. trim it down, i think the borders are too wide and over power the quilt.

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  15. I like Mary's idea. But I also like it just as is. Someone will be thrilled to own it. Good job letting go of the matchy struggle. :)

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  16. Looking beautiful! What a great way to finish off the web, with all those strings :) I think once it is quilted and bound and wrapped around someone, the width of the border will be as perfect as can be.

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  17. I love the spiderweb quilt. I've been working on a scrap quilt as well, and you have inspired me to let go of matching every little seam.

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  18. It looks just great...the borders do look a little wide when it is spread out flat but once it is on the bed I think it will look just fine.

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  19. I think it looks great the way it is! Love the scrappiness, and the purple pulls it together so well! Congrats on the finish!

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  20. I think this looks great, but think you may be right on the boarders.

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