Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Rounding the Curves to Somewhere


My block arrived yesterday from Carol, along with the deep turquoise fabric shown at the top left. The turquoise is nice and has a marbled effect with little speckes of gold. I immediately went through the pieces of fabric I'd bought on Sunday, locating those that coordinated best. I find that her block style is hard for me to design an effective border for. I want it to look good, but don't want to make a ton of those corner-stones on point in order for it to look cohesive.

I have decided to stick with the design I sketched and showed last post. The colors are a tad different though - less blue & more green. Here are 2 sides of the block's border. Two more to go this weekend...(after I get through a busy school week).

Thoughts??! ...and you won't hurt my feelings :-) Is it too bizzarre? too retro & funky? Would you croak if this quilt came in your mail??

7 comments:

Valerie said...

I love it! Of course, I love all things a bit "out of the box". Honestly, I think anyone would appreciate it with the border you added. A bit of the unpredictable!

floribunda said...

I think it's very creative and cool -- and it's making me re-consider my plan for the block I received (which is very geometric as well)

Janice said...

I love the design and your fabric choices - I particularly like the little touch of red in there. I'd be very happy with that on my centre block. It will really stretch the next person!

Serena said...

I think it's great, the curves look excellent against it.. it really makes it stand out

Janey said...

Very creative on your border it looks great. I can't imagine anyone not liking this.

katelnorth said...

Well, I'm kind of a funky retro person myself, so it's bound to appeal, but trying to look at it objectively, I think it works well. And if the next recipient feels it's a little too wild, they can always calm it down with a more sedate next border...

Tami said...

Very fun twist to the very Santa Fe center block. The rusty-orange red color is a great accent to the turquoise. All nice desert tones! :-)