Monday, July 22, 2013

Design Wall Monday - A finished top!

Well, here it is...a finished quilt top!
Determined not to buy more fabric for this scrappy quilt, I auditioned lots of possible borders from the stash, thinking I wanted more blue or something dark to showcase the star blocks. 
But the quilt insisted on something brighter. 
I liked this red fabric and it turned out I barely had just enough if I cut the strips 4.5", so I did! Not sure yet what I will use for the binding?!
It has been a long time since I had a finished quilt top to share on DWM! Hop over to Patchwork Times to see more posts.

16 comments:

  1. The red is the perfect border fabric. So glad the quilt was talking to you! A gold or green or blue would work for a binding..... or scrappy with all the colors in the quilt going around. Congrats on the top finish.

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  2. I think you made the right choice for border fabric. I have been trying to use stash too but for the latest project I am cutting out, I had to purchase some background fabric.

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  3. Perfect border choice. Isn't it great how the quilts scream at us!! I think a dark blue binding would be fun. Great quilt top.

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  4. Love it! Especially the way you sashed it with the stars. Nice work!

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  5. Yay!!! Aren't finished tops just so much fun?!? I love the scrappiness of this one, and the red is the perfect border :*)

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  6. I love all the different blocks and the colors are perfect...great quilt!

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  7. Very nice. I love the stars in the setting blocks.

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  8. your border choice is a great match. Nice to use up the stash! The star sashing makes this quilt better, too. Congrats on a Finished Flimsy.

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  9. Congrats on a flimsy, Kathy! I like the stars created by the cornerstones and sashing, and I think your border color is great with these blocks!

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  10. Love the red border! Yay for a finished top ;-)

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  11. Very glad you listened to that red fabric. It makes a great border. What did you do about the sashing problem? The flimsy looks great.

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  12. Your sampler quilt is wonderful. Love the red choice for the border and especially love those stars that pop out. Great finish!

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  13. I'm in complete agreement with everyone else... love the red fabric border, and every block is a favorite! Love that scrappy look!

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  14. Yea! A finished top! Love those star cornerstones.

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  15. That red is perfect. It's funny how some tops let you know exactly what they need and others keep you guessing.

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  16. What a stunning quilt.. The colours are wonderful!

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