Tuesday, November 29, 2005

trying out some more borders





I think I like the lighter scrappy borders better but the toiles are not bad either....so what do you think....

Added a couple of pictures of the red maple...the one the beaver did not eat...the colors are awesome arent they??? Need to plant another one to replace the one the beaver ate...bad beaver....

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Your border choices don't do a thing for me. Have you considered no borders?

Sarah Ann Smith said...

I like the scrappier look,too...but how about squares. Larger than the little sashing squares and smaller than the four-patch in the background of the blocks. Might even be fun to salt in a few dots of the bright colors....think Dianne Hire style here....even appliqued on or raw-edge stitched--kinda flappy? thought that might not work with the style of the applique......

A skinny inner border between the sashing and a scrappy outer border would be good, too (I hate that I love those things so much...it's a pain to get them to be even)...maybe a green from the leaves,or 6 inch strips of the various greens used in the leaves so you get some subtle variation on the inner border?

I also have gotten to really like using the straight stretch stitch (a triple stitch) to sew a really, really subtle dash of color right inside the binding..like a mock piping. Sigh...all these time consuming details that really help!

Cheers, Sarah

Barbara at the Jersey Shore said...

I agree with anonymous but I would suggest using solid colors so the border wouldn't distract from the applique. A narrow inner border and then scrappy outer border.