Judy L's UFO Challenge

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Decision Point

The blocks all around the outside edges are intended for the outside border.  My original thought was to put a double border between the whole and half blocks.  The intention was to make it appear that you are looking down into a glass jar and the borders represent the mouth of the jar.  One border would be a grayish black color and the other a blackish/whitish stripe.

When I laid it out I didn't expect to love the nice clean look of the quilt just as it is.  I would only have to put a quarter of a pinwheel in the corner or piece smaller pinwheels for those corners.

I'm going to move onto another quilt while I entertain everyone's input.  When you look at my quilt think about those spearmint starlight candies.  That was my inspiration for the green pinwheels.

Input please!


QuiltSwissy said...

Actually, I didn't think I would like it as much as I do. Leaving it like this adds a modern touch to the quilt. Putting borders would make it more traditional. I like it both ways, but I sure do like it!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I like it this way - I'm not sure what you are talking about the with "the jar"

ShinyNewThing said...

I like it that way, as you say very crisp and clean. Don't think it needs a border.

cityquilter grace said...

well i do "get" the jar idea, but i say audition the possible borders before making a decision....that should help you decide! fabric can be a funny thing and change things around in ways we don't expect