Thursday, November 12, 2009

Christmas Quilts - Part 5

I got the borders on the second Christmas lap quilt. I wasn't too certain how this was going to look because I didn't really like the border print when it arrived. It seemed a bit on the dull side. Interestingly enough once it was sewn on and I got the quilt up on my design wall it actually looks quilt nice. It has a completely different look and feel from the one with the cardinal border which I have included below this one for comparison. So I like both of them, for different reasons.

So now I have to get my snowflake designs figured out for the quilting in the main blocks. I'm still not sure what I'm going to quilt in the 4 patch blocks nor the border of the second quilt. Also before I actually do any quilting I will stitch in the ditch to stabilize the quilt since many of the pieces have bias cuts.


4 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Wow so different! The new border pops on that quilt.

hetty said...

Amazing how different a border can make a quilt look. I'm not sure which one I like better. They are both so beautiful! Don't you find it difficult to order a fabric without seeing it in 'person'? I don't think I could do that. Can't wait to see how you quilt the snowflakes. You are such an inspiration!

Needled Mom said...

What a difference that makes. I love it.

Exuberant Color said...

Both borders do look good. It proves that you should try more than one fabric when looking for a border.