Monday, February 4, 2019
There are some quilts which make decision-making easy. The next step is pretty clear, and it is easy to tell which decision is right and which decision is wrong. This quilt is not so easy. It wasn't difficult for me to decide I would make a rail fence and triangles for the borders. I was doubting myself because I didn't think I had enough bright colored fabric for the border until Wanda said I could make black and white border.
Then I had to decide which would be the inner border and which would be the outer border. Rails and triangles or triangles and rails? I decided to do the rails first because the triangles looked really busy against the body of the quilt.
I doubted myself throughout the process, and the first two rails didn't inspire much confidence. It wasn't until the last border was put on that it looked like using a rail border was a good idea.
One of the decisions I had made was that I liked the black triangles against the black rails. I like the way they merge, but this means that the white triangles, which is probably what people will see when they look at the quilt, point inwards. Which could be good because they draw attention into the quilt.
But don't most people expect the points to go outward, radiating like a star?
And will the triangles add to the quilt and make it better or is the quilt better off without the triangles?
What do you think? I was going to put the triangles all the way around so it would be easier to see the whole impact but it was windy and these pieces are not stitched together. I was worried they would blow away.
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