Wednesday, April 19, 2006
Sweet Pinwheel Quilt
I sewed these blocks up last summer and left the top at this stage... the time for borders stage. Well, I have auditioned several fabrics for a plain border, thought about piecing a border, thought about a skinny border with a wide border... and have come to the conclusion that maybe this top doesn't need borders. Sometimes simple is better. Many antique quilts don't have borders and I think that if I bind this top with the that bright blue solid it will give it a nice frame. Right now it measures 61.5" square, which is a good size for one of my many nieces, so I think I will stop here. I just might have to piece a backing of scrappy blue and pink squares though... we will see.
And I wanted to say thank you for all the applique help with my dresden sunflowers. Some of you have posted your own sunflower projects and it has been fun to see the different varieties! I have decided to hand sew them down on the dark green, but I am going to machine sew the center circles onto the flowers because I like the decorative stitch that I used on my sample. That flower is supposed to go on a 6.5" square, but I cut my square 7" so a little more of the background shows. It might not be until the end of the summer before you see another photo, but I will be picking away at it as I have time!