A few weeks ago, I invited two friends who had never quilted to join me in a disappearing nine-patch quilt-along. It’s been great fun, and my plan has been to stay just a few steps ahead of them. That way, I always have something to use for demonstration purposes. We cater to visual learners here at the Michelle School of Quilting.
The problem is, I’m having way too much fun. I found myself on a roll and couldn’t stop myself … until I had six of the eight rows all pieced.
I pinky-swear, Miss L and Miss C, not to do any more work for the time being. But I’ll be doing some thinking.
Like, should I add a tomato-red border or not? I consider this to be a red quilt—which is preposterous because a mere two-ninths of it is red. But it’s the red fabric with the endearing blue birds that started this quilt and grew it into the collection of red, orange, teal, yellow, and white it is now.
The Kona Tomato I picked out, however, doesn’t quite match the red in Lauren and Jessi Jung’s Hideaway. (The picture doesn’t capture the difference particularly well. The Kona fabric is a brighter red.) What do you think? Can this quilt stand without a border?
One way or another, I’d like the binding to be on the dark side, something that grounds the quilt. Maybe the Kona Tomato could work there, despite the color discrepancy with some of the blocks? Or should I use the sweet birds as binding? Help!
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