Golf Quilt Top Finished at Last

I have dithered around more than usual at this last border.  From wondering between a blue and the green of the checks, I actually auditioned the green of the checks, and it was obvious it was wrong. Then I auditioned each fabric from the flying geese, and there were a couple that were okay. Then a friend suggested abandoning the cornerstone and having an all golf-course fabric border. And that auditioned well. BUT

Finished golf top

The cornerstone is back

the cornerstone is back, and here is why.  The golf-course fabric was directional and large enough that it needed to be matched.  I didn’t mind fussing around with matching, but the repeat was very wide. To get two 11 1/2 inch strips the length of the quilt would have chopped the piece so much that the remaining chunks would not be usable in a pieced back. So back to the cornerstone to avoid matching.

Now to work on the pieced back.

Okay, so today is Saturday.  I think I can still link up to Link a Finish Friday, and even if I can’t, you can brows the quilts there. And I just found UFO Sunday! (link on the side) This, planned three or so years ago and started in earnest a year ago then put away, sure qualifies!

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8 responses to “Golf Quilt Top Finished at Last

  1. It looks quite good with the corner stones. Just think of them as holes in one. =)

    • Oh that is much better than my thought. The blue suggested lakes, and because golf balls were in the center, I though of misfired shots into the lake. Yep, he’ll like yours better!

  2. Great idea. Looking forward to seeing it quilted 🙂 Avis x

  3. quilt32

    It’s really an exciting quilt and thinking of the cornerstones as holes in one is brilliant.
    Lillian
    lillianscupboard.wordpress.com

  4. So nice to get a quilt top finished – great job!

  5. Florence

    It works and looks great! Lucky guy!

  6. Wonderful quilt top. Love the colors. I have done the same thing in putting the corners in because the wast would have been big in the matching it together. Thanks for linking up.

    Richard and Tanya Quilts
    Track My Shows

  7. Pingback: Golf Quilt Back from the Long Arm Quilter | knitNkwilt

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