Saturday, April 11, 2009

What I did

Thank you to everyone who gave me an input on what to do on the borders of the red and white swap quilt! Your suggestions got me thinking, but in the end I did something a bit different from my own and your suggestions:

I brought the cornerstones I used between the blocks with me into the corners of the white border, I did a solid red on the edges, and made four extra 6" blocks for the corners. It was fun to do, and so far I like the result. My friend Yvonne has been over, and she helped me layer it, and now it's pin basted and ready for quilting. Not completely decided on what to do, but it looks like it will be an over-all stippling in the white, and then maybe something fun in the borders :o)

Hope you're having a happy Easter!
Hugs and stitches from
Anne Ida

23 comments:

Lappetausa said...

Kjempelekkert resultat, som vanleg! Du er berre så dyktig. Men berre nålar du før kvilting??? Går det utan å stikke seg forderva? Eg berre spør.Fortsatt god og produktiv påske!

Annelies said...

What a beautiful quilt-top. I love you border. Well done.
I wish you a happy Easter !!

Nadine said...

Sooo beautiful ! Well done, Anne Ida, you rock (as usual ;>) !
A very happy and peaceful Easter to you, dear !
XOXOXOXOXOXO
NADINE

Andrea said...

Looking good I must say. The swirly border fabric works a treat. Happy Easter x

Mary-Kay C. said...

The first thing that comes to mind is WOW! That quilt looks amazing. I like two colour quilts but red and white quilts are my favourites. Your quilts always look great no matter what colour they are. Happy Easter and Happy Stitching.

Rose said...

U know I love what u do!!! I adore this sweetie!!!! The borders frame those blocks soooooo well!!!! You have given these gorgeous blocks a wonderful home!! Love it!!!!!
Big hugs xxx

May Kristin said...

A perfect choice! Another well done beauty!

Guðrún said...

The red border suits the quilt perfectly. Have a happy Easter.

Mona said...

Love your quilt! Looking forward to see it quilted! Do you do it on a regular machine or do you have a long-arm?

Rhonda said...

What a great choice. I love the border effect. Suggestions sometimes leads to greater ideas.
Take care.

Tina said...

I like how it's turning out. Very pretty!

Litamora's Quilt & Design said...

It turned out great! I really love the white and red look. I've been thinking about a red and cream/tan quilt with 4 patches, and I really want to do it now when I see yours:o)
Happy sewing:o)

Lise in Norway said...

Just love it Anne Ida. You gave me some idea for the stars you gave me for my birthday:-)

Vicki W said...

Excellent choise for the borders!

Trisha said...

Very pretty!

everythingquilts said...

Beautiful!!

*karendianne. said...

You nailed it!

Janet said...

It looks wonderful, you have a real talent with finishing off with really great borders.

Leisha Camden said...

Ooh, very nice!! :-)

Teresa said...

Perfect!

Heather said...

So, that is just beautiful! I really love your quilts A LOT :D

You do your own quilting, on your regular machine, or do you have a longarm machine? I'm just starting to "quilt" my tops and it's pretty fun. If you have any tips, please share!

Suzie said...

I can't wait to see it quilted! You always have good ideas! Hope you also had a lovely Easter! Have a great week!

Christine said...

WOW. That's a stunning quilt top ... red and white quilts always appeal to me.