Monday, December 15, 2014

I've been doing a little sewing..


...throughout the year and not showing it on my blog, until now. I first saw these blocks
here and just liked them so much I knew I would make them one day. Meredithe drew up the block for me with all the measurements and I never realised until I saw the draft that there are 96, yes 96 pieces in each block.  It's been slow going but I am really happy to have it finally finished.


 
 
I have used a large selection of different blacks, blues, reds and shirtings. Just one question to ask... Do I add a border and if so what colour?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

16 comments:

Flickenstichlerin said...

The question is a tough one, just looking at the picture, light gray for a border or binding, but I would not sew a border on it. Looks great the way it is.
Greetings,
Sylvia

Donna~~ said...

I would ask yourself what size you need it to be, and add a border only if you need it to be larger. I think a blue or red binding would be all it needs to set it off. It's a lovely quilt.

Karen said...

Wow, that is a lot of pieces in one block! You sewed all those pieces well.

Janet said...

Your blocks look fabulous! They look so much like the antique blocks that Tim Latimer showed on his block. I liked them so much I made four blocks and got stuck. Something about those 96 pieces I think... My first thought is medium grey border with red binding :0) I look forward to seeing what you decide.

Chookyblue...... said...

it's just beautiful............not sure about a border............but well done it looks great............what size is it now...........

Susan said...

Ninety six pieces! Amazing effort. I'm sure it would look great either way, but I prefer no border.....let all that piecing be the star.

David said...

It is splendid!!! I love It!

pandchintz said...

I'd forgotten all about that block Dorothy! It looks fabulous - just love it!! So glad it worked out so well.

Every Stitch said...

Beautiful ! and to call it 'a little sewing' is quite an understatement! I know however you finish it will be perfect but think I'd go borderless ...and a red binding might set it off nicely?

Lori said...

I'm partial to no borders on reproductions, but I'm sure whatever you add will be lovely! What great blocks!

Chantal said...

WOW! Such work but what a quilt it makes! Stunning! I think I would go with homespun or plaid border in the black or indigo ... maybe ... It already looks so good maybe I wouldn't add anything.

Thimbleanna said...

Wow! It's beautiful! I think any of your colors would look great. I love that block!

Nancy said...

Turned out just wonderful. I am in a no border phase on reproduction quilts. Most I have seen do not have a border. I think this one is beautiful just the way it is.

Janet said...

Wow, what a gorgeous quilt and congratulations on finishing the top. Maybe take the quilt into a shop and audition border fabrics. The quilt will tell you what it needs.

Liz D said...

Very beautiful. No border, is my vote. Is it two contrasting blocks or is the geese a sashing? Exceptional.

Dorothy said...

The block is 10" in size and includes the 1/2square triangles that makes the 'flying geese'. When I sewed the blocks together it gave the 'other' block visually and what looks like a flying geese sashing. Having 96 pieces to make a block has had some added bonuses.