Monday, November 21, 2011

Design Wall Monday #43

I finally have some progress to show on my red letter quilt along, which was inspired by Word Play Quilts. I showed it on my design wall blog post 3 weeks ago and although it doesn't look much different from that post, it is very different!

It took me this long to get all the bits of sashing around the 32 various sized asterisks blocks, then join them together to be the border to fit around the letters. I am very happy with how it looks now, I am just not sure yet if it is finished, or if this quilt wants to be bigger?! Any suggestions?!?
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31 comments:

Mary said...

I love the colors, and I love the simplicity. I think the way it is, lets the letters be the focus. Great job.

Happy Quilter said...

I love the quilt, Kathy. Wo much shimsy and great colours. I don't think you need to add a thing.

The Calico Cat said...

Is it "big enough" fo its intended purpose? If so bind it with a dark bright print & call her done! If not, then I don't have any strong opinions on what to do next. I just feel rather strongly about the dark bright binding.

Happy Quilter said...

You'll think I've been drinking!!! I e-mail said (on my screen) "so much whimsy" Cheers, M

Judy D in WA said...

I think this quilt is fabulous just the way it is with dark binding or it would be great if you added another border.

I know that whoever gets this is going to be very happy with it!

Laura said...

What a pretty alphabet!

Connie said...

It looks so neat, love the asterisks around it! If you want it bigger maybe just add a border or two.

Sue Daurio said...

I love it as is!! It is fabulous!!

Ellen said...

I agree that it looks great just as it is but with a darker binding. If it isn't big enough for it's intended purpose then a darker border would look great too.

Gari said...

If this is a wall hanging, it is perfect. If it is to be a bed quilt, I would put a small plain border on it, maybe the same color as the binding. But I really like it the way it is. It looks great (and like a lot of work).

Bonnie said...

Stupendous Kathy! I like it the way it is now. And, I agree it needs a bright border in an intense color. Like hot pink, or bright red, royal blue... You've done a wonderful job. Some day I'll do letters and then astricks too. Maybe words would look cute around my doggie quilt which has been on the back burner for years. Bonnie.

Lynn said...

I'm chiming in with others, I think it looks fabulous. It only needs a border if you want it to be bigger.

Vicki said...

I love this just the way it is. I think the asterik blocks are so cool. Happy Thanksgiving.

Rabid Quilter from CA said...

I read your blog post on DWM 3 weeks ago and was so inspired, I bought the book and have made some words! Thank you so much--it's so FUN!

Pattilou said...

Love those tiny asterisk blocks. I'm going to have to try some! I love your quilt just as is. With a border it'll be so cute!

catlinye-maker said...

What a happy quilt! I'd float the asterisks (asterese?) with a narrow white border to match the one on the other side of them, then either border or bind with a vivid dark color (thereby saying what everyone else is saying.)

Your quilt makes me smile!

Debbie said...

I love your inner border with the fussy cut wave so I definitely would love to see a fun outer border or two with that same kind of feel.

AnnieO said...

The quilt is in charge, apparently, so let it tell you how much bigger it wants to be :) It looks terrific. You got those asterisks lined up beautifully, Kathy.

Mary said...

I'm with Connie. I like the inner border fabric if you have enough to use it for the binding I'd just go with that. I am planning on playing some more with the Wonky letters before Christmas... I have to wait until the family leaves- no peeking allowed.

Melinda said...

It looks great now. Your letters are wonderful.

Laurie said...

wonderful; I should make 3 of these, one for each of my married with children kids....

scraphappy said...

Are you out of the focus fabric? I simple row or scrap squares around the edge would be nice, of course a scrappy binding would probably have the same effect. Does it need to be bigger for size?

Millie said...

It's OUTSTANDING! I love it. It's terrific. I don't think it needs another border. Use a dark binding, or a bright one, or a mix of lots of brights. It's great. It's perfect. It doesn't need anything else.

Jean said...

I love it! Maybe a tiny border around the outside edge to finish it off?

Denise :) said...

This is such a fun quilt!! I think if you do a dark binding, similar in color to the inner border around the alphabet, it'll be enough. Such a great piece!!! :)

Janet O. said...

You've had enough people confirm what I would say. I'll just tell you that it looks really great!!

Quiltdivajulie said...

I could see a scrappy brights binding (or a single pretty skinny outer stop border of the light background, just to let that outer edge breathe a little, with scrappy bright binding).

It is WONDERFUL!!!

CONGRATS!!!

Kate said...

Wow! Beautiful quilt!

Elaine Adair said...

Kewwwwllllll! Love the letters!

Candace said...

What a great quilt. The asterisks are amazing and I love the way that even the letters are pieced from different fabrics. I love it how it is, but I'll bet I'll still love it if it needs more for your purpose or for size.

Tonya Ricucci said...

wheee!!!!!! love it! congrats on a wonderful job!