Tuesday, 15 May 2012

The top is finished, or is it?


Is this top finished? It doesn't look like it, does it? The plan was to quilt it then put a red binding on. But now seeing it together, I think it does need a border. I have just about enough of the red and white dotted fabric left for a narrow border. I also have loads of already prepared hexagons, so I think I will use them like this:

Or what about this?

In any case, the top definitely isn't finished. But hopefully it won't take me another two years to get there.


Vreni

18 comments:

expat quilter returns home said...

I agree: this top screams BORDER!!!! Like your plan with the left over hexagons.
Love, Rose-Anne

letrecivette said...

Great!
Monica

Jessica said...

Love the border idea! I like the second option with the black centres!

Marg said...

I'm not normally a fan of borders but the border looks fabulous and I love the half flower hexagons on the outer border. I prefer the black/white centers.

Suvi said...

black centers look better, and I agree, the quilt looks even better with borders!

Martina said...

Wow, Vreni! Das ist ja ein Prachtstueck geworden! Mir gefallen beide Versionen, mit oder ohne Rand. Aber mit Rand wirken die einzelnen Bloecke wohl mehr als Einheit. Auch ich wuerde die schwarzen Hexagonmitten waehlen. Aber das ist ja immer wieder Geschmacksache und beides sieht toll aus.
LG Martina

Heather said...

This quilt is just great and the borders will make a perfect finish. Love it!!

FarahLin said...

WOW!! Those hexagon blocks looks amazing! Love your fabric choices and colours. Your quilt will be absolutely GORGEOUS with those borders.

conny's quilts said...

Yes that border will really finish this great quilttop! As if the sun start shining!

Shirley said...

Wow Vreni!. I love your fussy cutting and the quilt top looks fab. I would definitely go with the 2nd border option. Hexagons. What is not to love?

LintLady said...

Hallo Vreni,
oh, ja, mit einem Rand sieht das ganze bestimmt noch vieeeel besser aus, als es jetzt schon aussieht! Ganz toll, bin gespannt, was du noch daraus zauberst.
LG Doris

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Love the creative borders ideas.

Happy-Sonne said...

Liebe Vreni
Da kann ich nur staunen! Ein wahres Kunstwerk ist da entstanden. Wunderschön. Die Farben gefallen mir sehr gut.
Ich wünsche Dir eine glückliche Restwoche und grüsse Dich herzlichst Yvonne

meli B said...

The hexi blocks look brilliant. I actually like the top as it is. I think I am the only one so far. I just think the blocks are so incredible with the fussy cutting and they make the story complete for me. Whatever you choose, this quilt is going to be fabulous.

Julimond said...

Das sieht aber klasse aus, liebe Vreni, Das Layout mit den "Eck-Kreisen" und die halben Blümchen für den Rand...Ideen muß man haben, und du hast sie.

Wundervoll

lg
Iris

Theodora quilts said...

Hi Vreni I love your quilt top I also have a hexagon flower garden project that I have been working on for years ,but I really don't know how place them and now that I see yours I really like how you have it set up I love how you played with the prints it is very special and you should take your time good things take time. take care theodora

Anonymous said...

I love this quilt top. You may have solved a huge problem for me. I have 11 center pieces and need a way to finish them. How did you place them in the background? My pieces are over 70 years old and so beautiful. I don't want them to be folded away in a drawer. Any advice or pattern would be appreciated. Thank you
Carol

Oops-Lah said...

I Carol, since you didn't leave an email address, I hope you will read my reply here. I've appliqued the hexagons by hand on the back ground blocks, then sewed them together. I don't know if that would be possible with your blocks. Alternatively you could make hexagons with back ground fabric and put them in between the blocks to sew them all together. Let me know if you need more information.