Decisions!

I’ve just finished piecing my hummingbird quilt, I’m really pleased with it, it’s worked out just as I hoped.

Last time I showed you it I was trying to arrange the background and you know how I struggle with random…DSC_0607 (2)

After various suggestions I shuffled things round…and round and round! Invariably sorting out one problem caused other issues! I started stitching the blocks together and blocks got swopped again as I couldn’t always remember where I got them from!

The quilt went together a lot easier than I thought it might as I managed to divide it into eight rectangular sections, a strip top and bottom and six sections in the middle.

My usual way is that once it’s stitched, it stays stitched, it takes a lot for me to unpick, however I did unpick a few of the little blocks that just didn’t work as well and just as I was about to stitch one of the last seams I noticed this…DSC_0634

It just had to be changed! My original plan was to unpick the block, turn it round a quarter turn so it wouldn’t make a stripe and re-stitch the three sides. However whilst I was unpicking I had an idea, I unpicked the block on the right side and continued up the next one to the top. Having detached part of the strip, I could turn the whole section round, problem solved!DSC_0636 (2)

Having stitched the main quilt I feel it needs a border (it could also do with being a fraction bigger) so this is my next dilemma, what colour! I’ve only scraps left so I’m going to have to order regardless of colour. So  here’s the options I’ve thought of…

Wide cream.DSC_0641

Narrow green followed by wide creamDSC_0643

Narrow green with muted wider one (I told you I only have scraps left!DSC_0640

Or maybe just a 3″ border of green!DSC_0604 (2)

Any suggestions gratefully received!

About craftycreeky

I live in a busy market town in Yorkshire with my husband, kids, dogs and chickens. I love trying new crafts, rediscovering old ones, gardening, walking...anything creative really I started this blog after my New Year resolution worked so well. My resolution (the first one I've ever kept!) was to post a photograph of my garden on Facebook every day. My hope was that I would then see what was good in the garden and not just weeds and work, which was my tendency. The unexpected side-effect was that I have enjoyed many more hours in the garden. I am hoping that 'The Crafty Creek' will have the same effect. Happy creating!
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22 Responses to Decisions!

  1. nanacathy2 says:

    Oh my, who knew quilt decisions were so hard.

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  2. Laura says:

    Lovely quilt! I like the narrow green with the wider cream for a border, but I am sure that any of your choices will be good.

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  3. Beautiful – I like #1 wide green or #2 narrow green with the cream but i think I would go with just the wide green. I think it would frame it better.

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  4. katechiconi says:

    Oh yes, that’s working beautifully! As for the border, well, you know me, scrappy is good. Do you have enough scraps to piece something from them? A narrow green border, then a pale scrappy border, then a green binding? Maybe with tiny flashes of colour taken from the birds themselves, like scattered feathers? Whatever you do will be lovely, it’s a smashing quilt!

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  5. kathyreeves says:

    Definitely use some green, whether you choose narrow or wide. It just seems the perfect color for at least one border.

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  6. Kate says:

    No suggestions from me, just admiration for your beautiful work!

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  7. wybrow1966 says:

    Those hummingbirds look amazing!

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  8. Pauline says:

    What a beautiful quilt. I think a border finishes a quilt, cream and green work well.

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  9. tialys says:

    It’s lovely Margaret. I like the wide green but all your ideas would work really.

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  10. Beautiful- and well done! Re the border – I’d go with green – whether narrow or wide!

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  11. KerryCan says:

    I see you ordered the green–good! I think the quilt will glow within the green border!

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  12. mandycurrie says:

    Margaret your quilt is gorgeous, the green border will make it complete. Well done, I love the hummingbirds. Regards Mandy xx

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