Thursday, February 05, 2009
So--tah dah--here is my Four Letter Words quilt top completed:
I added a narrow spacer border using wordy background fabrics, then did an improvisational dash border, alternating the background fabrics and the solid brights.
This pieced border was made up as I went along but I really like the way it looks with the wonky words. And I may well use it again.
The outer border is good old reliable piano keys.
Let's see--how many quilts have I used piano key borders on in the last year? This is at least the third. So I'm in a rut. What else is new?
Three sides of the quilt are fairly straight, but the left side is pretty slanty. I had debated making an extra wide outer border on the left side, so as to square things up. But I decided against it. This whole quilt is whacked out and the border being out of square is consistent with the general theme. It stays.
Now to quilt it. I think I'll slide into one of my quilting ruts--I think my wobbly echo quilting will be just the thing on this quilt. And I think I'll use a variety of bright colors.