Monday, March 03, 2014

Design Wall Monday - Plaid Beauty

Did you ever think you were finished a quilt, but the quilt insisted that it wasn't done?

I finished sewing my Plaid Beauty blocks together and although I didn't plan to add borders, the quilt insisted on having some. It was 48" x 60" which is the perfect size for a lap quilt. But apparently this quilt wanted to be a bit bigger.
Who am I to argue?
I added two simple borders.
And now the quilt is happy...
and quiet! 
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29 comments:

Lesley said...

Plaid Beauty looks even more gorgeous with those borders. Good decision!

julieQ said...

Ooooo pretty!! Yes, my quilts tell me what they need, just as yours did...lovely!

Sharon Eshlaman said...

For me, the borders make it!

The Cozy Quilter said...

Don't you just love a quilt that know what it wants!

beaquilter said...

Looks great! good thing you listened to the quilt!

Karen said...

Seeing the borders, I think it was a good choice to add them. Pulls out colors from the quilt and just seems to say "I am finished".

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I liked it without the borders but now I like it like this also - it actually looks different and like you say, finished

Ellen said...

The borders make a wonderful frame around the quilt. I think it was a great decision to allow the quilt to have some input. :)

Deb A said...

The quilt was right! Those borders are perfect. So glad the quilt is now happy and quiet!

Karen in Breezy Point said...

I love it--so much scrappy goodness! The borders make a perfect ending.

Vicki W said...

The quilt was right!

Cheryl in Friendsville said...

Always listen to the quilt. It looks great!

Julie Kaye from KS said...

I've been enjoying the progress on your scrappy plaids. And yes, it looks great with borders.

Denise :) said...

Plaid Beauty is gorgeous! Isn't it nice when a quilt tells you specifically what it needs to finish it up? LOL! Great job! :)

Mary said...

Yes, that quilt needed borders to contain all those plaids. You chose well. Way to quiet the quilt down...I hate when they scream at me.

Catherine Shepherd said...

I know all about bossy quilts. I'm working on one of those right now.

Sylvia said...

Love plaids! This turned out lovely and the borders really make the quilt sing!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

People always think I'm crazy when I tell them a quilt (or fabric) can talk and you need to listen to it. This is so my kind of quilt!

Prima Donna said...

I believe they speak to you, too. My spiral bargello is still not quilted because, despite the pattern saying it is done, it thinks it's too pretty to be folded up as a lap quilt. So, I think it will end up with borders to make it fit my double bed.

Janet O. said...

Gotta keep those quilts happy. If you don't listen, they quit talking to you and then you really make a mess of things.
I think the borders really finished this nicely, because you chose just the right borders!

Sue Daurio said...

Those borders look just perfect! Love your quilt.

Gari in AL said...

I love it when a quilt speaks. I had one that, after I had the borders cut and ready to go, screamed at me that it didn't need borders. And of course it was right. This one looks really nice.

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

I'm so glad you listened to the quilt because those borders are gorgeous and really finish that quilt in fine fashion!

Kate said...

You speak quilt very well. The borders really frame the patchwork nicely. Beautifully done!

jmniffer said...

Love your Plaid Beauty. It looks wonderful with the borders, good thing you can speak quilt. I'm still learning to listen. Thanks for sharing.

genie said...

I definitely understand how quilts communicate. All day I have been drawing and coloring boxes trying to decide what to do with my purple candle wicking one for my daughter’s birthday in May. Yours turned out beautiful with the borders. You are just so talented and such an inspiration. genie

AnnieO said...

I can tell you this quilt was right to shout "more, please!" It looks great!

needlesandpins said...

This quilt is really stunning. Great choice of fabric!!

Quilting Nonnie said...

I am addicted to plaid and have lots of ideas for quilts. But I love your Plaid Beauty. I'd come over and steal it (after it was quilted, of course) if I knew where you lived! What is the pattern you used?