Almost

This was supposed to be the post that said, Top finished. But I laid the last border out and am not sure.

My first thought was that the problem was that the two last borders should not be the same size. If so, I can only learn not to do that again and just finish it up. My second thought was that the blending shades had gotten boring. Interestingly, it looks better in the photo than in real life. The photo has more value contrast.

I am thinking of a narrow brown border before the final one. We’ll see. ( I already have to fudge the length so adding a half-inch border wouldn’t be a problem. )

Meanwhile I am happy with the strip of one-inch squares.

The first layout for that border was a disappointment. I did my usual construction of apparent randomness, and it just looked messy and busy. Chaotic even. (Sorry, I didn’t document it. ) Then I got the idea of matching the previous row, tried it, and liked it. I matched all but the light pink; otherwise, too much pink in spots.

A note about color. Last summer in her color class on Academy of Quilting, Elizabeth Barton mentioned that using cool and warm variations of a color gave a piece added depth. The batik already had that feature, my pink scraps came in orangish and purplish. So I tried it and like it.

I’ll be working on the top tomorrow so I can consider using any early suggestions. Later suggestions will be mentally useful to consider. They just won’t make it to this quilt.

ETA audition of brown

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7 responses to “Almost

  1. I’d say you’ve got the right idea with the narrow brown border.

  2. I really love the bright green with the pinks. Especially with the different sizes of squares, it almost pixelates and glows. Really neat!

  3. I like the two borders. The gentle color shift in the first border will be a wonderful backdrop for whatever quilting pattern you choose.

  4. I think that narrow strip of brown between the two same-width borders is a good idea. This is looking great!

  5. mlmcspadden

    I like the additional narrow brown border. Pulls it all together

  6. The brown narrow border really works with the pink!

  7. I love the pastel 1″ squares–unexpected, and just read as “light” from even a slight distance.

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