Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Rainbow Rose QAL Week 5

This week we assembled the quilt block and added our borders.  I've chosen to diverge a bit from the pattern as presented and used 3 borders rather than one.
The next week or so will be crazy-busy with kids and grandchildren here for the 4th of July weekend celebrations.  I don't really expect to get much more accomplished until after they leave but the two options I'm looking at for finishing this are to either add some applique along one corner, or alternatively to leave it as is, quilt it and then bind it with the peach fabric used in the narrow accent border.

I have to thank Connie at Freemotion by the River for her recent post about using one's garage door as an outdoor design wall!  Ours worked perfectly for that purpose early this morning.

Linking up with Modern Quilters Ireland who are hosting this fun Quiltalong.

12 comments:

  1. I like it as is - looks very modern with the thin border framing it!

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  2. I am surprised (because I don't normally care much for modern quilts), but I like it as is. And imagine it with some gorgeous quilting in those borders! Fabulous!

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  3. I don't know that this one needs any applique (maybe I think that because I don't applique), but I like the sound of the peach binding!

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  4. Oh this is lovely - really like the extra borders with the thin peach one that you've added. It frames the rose just right. Great idea about the garage door btw!!

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  5. Very pretty! I hope you have a wondeful time with family over the 4th"

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  6. It looks fantastic. I thought Connie's idea was brilliant too.

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  7. I like the simplicity of the three little borders and having the first one being a floater. Have a great holiday weekend. Hug those grand kiddos.

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  8. That looks perfect! I just decided I'm going to make this one and I'm using your border idea :)

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  9. Very nice! I like that additional borders.

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  10. Beautiful quilt and I am so glad the magnets worked for you!! Thanks for the shout-out!

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  11. The accent border is a great idea! Your rose looks fun.

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