Saturday, February 20, 2010

Checkerboard Quilt Top - Finished!

During last night's Friday Night Sew-in, I finished my Checkerboard quilt top.


I can't say I'm loving the green borders. I love the fabric, but I wish I'd buried it in the quilt and used the large turquoise print fabric for the outer border. Oh well. Can't do anything about it now.

The big task ahead, of course, is to decide how to quilt this baby. I have no idea what to do with it. After making the OnlyChild's friend's quilt for Christmas, I said the next one I did would be straight line quilting. But with all the straight lines in this quilt already, I'm second-guessing that decision.

Any suggestions?

12 comments:

Pat said...

I am not good at picking out ways to do quilting on things (and am not good at DOING the quilting, either). I'm sure you will pick something that looks wonderful. I'm wondering if you used turquoise thread in your green border for the quilting there if it would be kind of a compromise for you (since you now wish you had turquoise in the border area)?

julia said...

I love the green border, but then I love all things green; well almost all things. I can think of a couple of really gross things that are green. Ha. I do think the turquoise would have looked good too. You have a great eye for combining colors!! Great job!

Melinda Cornish said...

I like the top and the green border...maybe when you bind it you can use the turquoise to pull it out.......

PunkiePie said...

I LOVE IT! It came out awesome!! I can't help with how to quilt it but whatever you do, will look great.

Gene Black said...

I am thinking the turquoise or the orange (the dark one) would make a great binding. I love the green border on this. The patterned large border next to the solid narrow border is a nice design tactic. The eye gets to rest between the patchwork and the border. It adds interest.

Pokey said...

Rachel it looks great! I really liked the fabric choices, anyway, but it's so nice in the checkerboard. Sophistication of fabric, simplicity of pattern, good combo!

Patty said...

Rachel your quilt looks fabulous, I agree with Melinda, maybe turquoise for the binding to pull everything together. As for quilting maybe in the ditch for the patch blocks but not sure about the squares and the borders.I've only recently started to machine quilt my own quilts and am not quite that good yet.

Jandi said...

I'm an all-over stippling kind of girl but that is mostly because that is all I can manage to do on my machine besides straight lines. lol

goldenbird said...

Your quilt is so pretty! I like the green border. It looks good with the touch of turquoise throughout the pattern.

Cory and I went to a quilt show yesterday and saw lots of quilts we thought you would like.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Looks great! I net you are pleased to get it sewn together.

Sara said...

I love it...and I like the green border...makes the rest of the quilt really pop...

Dogwood said...

It is so pretty. I love it. Be proud of it. Don't fuss!