19 March 2010

Waiting for inspiration

I have been quilting Melissa's quilt and have been making good progress. Now I am left with the two side borders, which seem like an enormous expanse of fabric, and I am waiting for inspiration on how to tackle them. Should I quilt them using a traditional quilt pattern, should I stipple them or should I continue with the loop d' loop pattern I have used on the rest of the quilt?

The more I look at the quilt, the more confused I become and I hope that inspiration strikes soon as every time I walk into my sewing room the quilt looks at me accusingly and seems to be saying 'finish me'.


Marjie said...

From a novice's point of view, I think stay with the loop d' loops but whatever you do it will look marvellous! Lucky Melissa.

QuiltingCyclist said...

I just completed a quilt that gave me the same dilemma. I tried transferring the pattern from the blocks to the border and it just did not work. So, finally, in the middle of the night, it came to me. I channel quilted the border parallel to the edges. It said "Hey this is the border, relax!" It looks great and was right. Just another novice's idea.
Here's the link to see it at flikr. http://www.flickr.com/photos/43847848@N05/