Thursday 13 September 2012

Waffling on the Border

I am working away on Christmas projects to try to get them done in time. As I have lost almost all sewing time due to my hectic work schedule, this may prove difficult.

One of the quilts I am working on is for a Christmas gift swap at my mother-in-law's house. I finished piecing the main portion of the quilt but now I am really unsure about the borders. Hence the waffling.

Here is what the quilt top looks like (I don't have one of it pieced yet, just laid out so you get the idea):

Here is the quilt with three possible border options:
Metro Living by Robert Kaufman (my original first choice)

Sonora by Mitzi Powers (my new favourite)

Solid white border. Blech. This one is out already.
The thing is, my husband actually had an opinion on this (obviously my quilt mania is starting to get to him). He likes the Metro Living because, in his opinion, the quilt already had a lot of the teal/turquoise colour and so the brown and white brings some balance. My problem is that the contrast is too weak with the brown and white, and the teal matches perfectly and looks dark and wintery and gorgeous.

If it helps, I am using a flannelette on the backing that looks like this:
It has the brown and teal but also some delicious burnt orange that I think is fabulous. I definitely did not achieve my original plan of a gender-neutral quilt. Thing is, this yardage was in my stash and so I can finish the quilt with less cost (since it is supposed to cost $50 for the exchange and I will be way over). 

So what should it be?
Option A (Hubby's favourite):

Option B (My favourite):

I hope I can make a decision sooner rather than later so I can get this baby done and ready to baste!

Lynn (aka Buttons)


  1. I like B - this quilt has strong colours and needs a strong/bold border or it will be lost. Good luck!

  2. I think that A makes it look more modern, but B also looks lovely too!!! decisions decisions!