Sunday, February 15, 2009
This is the baby quilt top I'm working on for Debra's project to make quilts for pregnant teens. My original idea for this quilt ended up not looking very good, so I took the pieces I already had cut out and brainstormed a way to make them work together. After trying many things this is what I came up with. I do think that it seems finished as is. However it is 36" square, so maybe a little small for a baby quilt. I'm not completely opposed to a border, either. A four inch border would make it 44" square. The border could be one of these:
What do you think?? Border or no border? One of these borders or a different one? (I've auditioned some other border choices, but these were my two favorites so far.) I also thought about adding something on the top and bottom to make it longer but not wider, however I can't really visualize it.
Thanks to everyone who played along in my game of "What is this quilt?" It gave me a lot of food for thought. I was interested to find out that so many people thought the second one would make a good baby quilt, so I begin to see it that way again. On the other hand, I also like the idea of maybe adding more borders to make it into a larger piece. I guess I will continue to sit with it for a while.
I'm in the middle of two week sub job, and also have a job interview in Chicago on Tuesday, so I'm keeping a little busy at the moment.