Coloring Outside the Lines Top

It’s done – all borders added to the top and I really like the way it turned out – despite the fact that I kept sewing the triangles in the last border the wrong way so had to rip out a few and get them spun around correctly.
Now I just have to search the stash for where I put the fabric I bought with the crayons printed on it.  I may just have enough for the backing since I decided to make the smaller quilt.   Plus added benefit of making the smaller quilt — I’ve got some of all of these fabrics left over for other projects. 

I did get some fresh air earlier walking down to the mailboxes and back.  It’s in the teens and bright and sunny so it looks nicer than it actually is but I was out of the wind so not too bad through I wouldn’t want to spend too much time out there. 

So think it’s time to clean up my sewing mess on the dining table (just too chilly in the sewing room) and perhaps go knit for a while  AFTER I peruse the pizza and other delivery food coupons I found in my mailbox.  Yep I think someone needs to bring be dinner tonight.

Which border fabric?


  My original EQ7 drawing had two borders added before the pieced border in basically the colors shown on the right of the quilt — hence the reason I bought those fabrics.  The green IN the quilt  drawing was more lime green and not the darker green I used. 

If you scroll down 4 or so blog posts you’ll see the EQ drawing of the whole quilt.

The fabrics on the right are all from the same fabric line used in the crayons but those specfic fabrics haven’t been used in the quilt.

As I was looking at all of these I decided the first border would actually be the background fabric.  So I cut the strips then hopped back on the computer to see how long they needed to be.  In the meantime I colored in the quilt image with the background fabric replacing the color I had in the first border strip.  It just didn’t look right.  It needs to be the black fabric to sort of rein in all those crayons — back to the cutting table.

So, the next border added will be black – which fabric would you use  for the next plain border, keeping in mind that there will be a pieced border added after that with colors from the center of the quilt.  I think I have already made my decision, but what color would you pick — the bright blue on the left, lime green, raspberry, toast, or blueberry?

Blocks Done

col  My crayon blocks are done and just need to be sewn into their rows.  These have been so quick and fun to make.  The hardest part was my background fabric.  It is white with a slightly cream marbling on it.  I think I managed to get them all right side out and if not – heck you cannot tell.

I’ve  been having a “Christmas Carol” marathon while I’ve been sewing yesterday and today.  It’s one of my favorite holiday movies and I have probably 4 or 5 different versions of it.  But now I think it’s time to switch to something else — another all time Christmas classic — Santa Claus Conquers the Martians — LOL