Monday, July 2, 2007

Orphan top two finished


I put the borders on this one tonight. I chose this fabric because the color reminds me of the tall Douglas firs and other evergreen trees we camp under. Now that it's on I'm not all that thrilled with it. I think the top needed something brighter. That's OK - I learned something from this - and it's just fine for a camper quilt. I'll put this one on Fred's bed - he won't care what color the border is LOL!

I'll cut the borders for the second one now, but I won't get them sew on until tomorrow or Wednesday.


15 comments:

Norma said...

Patti: I think I like the darker borders on this one. I think it keeps is masculine and keeps the blocks "contained". Good job!

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

Love your orphan quilt. The border works ok I think.

Vicki W said...

These orphan quilts were a great idea! the dark border is very effective on this one.

Libby said...

You've come up with a great use for orphan blocks. I think the border works - over time you will forget that you didn't like it, I bet :)

cher said...

and of course, it's done! that is a big step towards enjoying the quilt-and you are right, Fred won't care. new camping quilts before you go camping this summer-hurray for you! Alice has the same onesie as Sophie-although it barely fits anymore- she is such a cutie pie...love the baby photos..

Julia said...

I agree with Norma, I think that is makes a nice frame for the blocks. I like it.

Kim said...

I like the dark, simple borders--they seem to focus your eye more on the pieces in the center and calm the quilt down a bit while making the colors pop!

JudyL said...

I think the border tones down the brightness and looks great.

paula, the quilter said...

All these orphan quilts I keep seeing have convinced me that I need to pull out my orphan blocks to see if I have anything that will work with anything else. Good job on this one. I like the darker border -- it puts a finality on the riot of color in the center.

Nan said...

I agree with paula - the darker border lets the rest of the quilt stand out. Good choice!
I can't wait to see the borders on the other one!
Our boys lost last night! I wonder if they are shook up over Hargrove's leaving. I don't see how they could get past such a huge change right away. Ah, but today's a new game, right?

Karen said...

I have about 5 orphan blocks so far but am too busy trying to finish the current wall hanging to go look for more. I think the dark border keeps the high activity level of the blocks corralled very well. Did you create any blocks to fill in empty spaces?

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Wow! I have orphans living in my stash closet. I need to gather them up and put them in a new home setting where they can coexist; hopefully, as beautifully as yours! Well done.

Mary said...

I felt the same way about my Pineapple border. Blue is my choice of color for scrappy quilts like this but I don't want every scrap quilt I own to have a blue border so I'm sticking with the purple/red print one (I actually considered removing the border for a minute or two).

I think the green looks fine.

Rose Marie said...

A great quilt and the darker borders work as it gives the eye a place to rest after looking at all the blocks.

Dawn said...

These orphan tops you made are amazing! I just can't believe how they are all coming together! The green border isn't bad. It is a great camp one!