Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Moving On With Sunburst

I think the time helping out with my {husbands} aunt is finally going to start winding down. It's been a long month already but it's wonderful to see her improve so quickly! Although my time in the quilting room has been spotty, I did move ahead with my Sunburst quilt.
Working on the borders
I made some decisions about the next border and then realized it needed a coping border if I wanted everything to fit nicely. I agonized about what color to use for that, but then settled with a lighter black print that is similar in color to the sunburst in the middle. I didn't want it to compete with my dark red trees and all the lighter colors I tried just turned the quilt into mush. Or made it look like a pastelly baby quilt so sweet it could make your teeth ache.*ughh...
Sunburst progress
I really thought this next border would have applique and so I played with that idea off and on for several days. I auditioned fabrics and cut little pieces out of my scrap bin, playing with every idea I could thing of. Nope, not happening. Everything just looked busy and cluttered, so finally I said phooey with that! and just added a simple squares-on-point border. The slightly darker pink/reds squares seemed like a good idea when I was auditioning the border squares, but then the sequence of squares got messed up while I was sewing. Wouldn't you know it? And then I was too tired to get out the seam ripper and do a fix-it. It's not that bad, so I think the quilt and I will just have to learn to live with each others imperfections.*wink

Not sure if this quilt is done now or not. I am still pondering an applique border {just because I am applique mad} but then, you and I both know that surely, everything could use a little more applique? Eventually the quilt will fill in me in on the next phase. They always do!

16 comments:

  1. I love it! I think the coping border is wonderful and the squares on point add what they need to without taking over. Nothing too sweet here - only fabulous :0)

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  2. The top looks great! Lots to look at in the center, I like the colors, there's not toooomuch pink. I like the squares on pint border too. The orderlyness of It is a good balance to more free center?! cheers, cw

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  3. Looking so good! I never knew the name coping strip - now I do! I think your borders are very fitting - the coping border is a good balance with the sunburst and the squares within squares are punchy and just right.

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  4. I think it looks great - I have used coping strips-borders too - sometimes they are just plain necessary when we design as we go!

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  5. I love watching you build your quilts. Thanks for thinking out loud - it's always fascinating.
    Now I'll just sit back and wait for that applique border... 8)
    (Gorgeous quilt, btw!)

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  6. It's looking really good, Audrey! It feels finished to me, but I'm sure you'll prove me wrong! :D

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  7. Fortunately you were too tired for the seam ripper!!
    I like it just as it is! I hope you will leave it!
    Best wishes!

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  8. That is super fun. I like the color you chose for the coping strip. It adds a soft resting space between the center and the pieced border. I don't think you need a seam ripper the border looks balanced because the two brighter red squares look better off balanced.
    Hope that makes sense.:0)

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  9. I always like it when you get something out that hasn't been around for a while - there's a nice "ah, there it is" feeling. I like what you have done with this - the simple square border looks just right. Now, applique or no applique?

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  10. OOOH! I love this quilt Audrey!

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  11. Your talent never ceases to amaze me.....luuuuurve this quilt!!

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  12. It's lovely. I can see an applique border next. Hint, hint.

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  13. Love this quilt. Such great colors. The light black print really does frame it beautifully. And, I don't see any problem with the squares sequence, they are a perfect finish!

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  14. I think this might be a favourite of your quilts, the design and colours are beautiful!! I bet you go ahead with an applique border. The square sequence looks great to me.

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