Wednesday, May 22, 2013

34th Street - What About Borders? Part 2

When I finished my version of Bonnie Hunter's Easy Street (mine is called 34th Street), I was unsure of what I wanted to use for borders.  Nothing spoke to me.  see my past post (here)

Yesterday I had an Oprah Ah Ha moment when I was folding up an old quilt, and looked at the border, and thought - how would this look on 34th Street?

A light green border, with a red inner border!

So I tested it out by laying 34th Street on top of the old quilt.  At the left is a picture of the old quilt that is underneath.  So the border is settled!!  Only, and there's always an only, isn't there?  I don't have any more of the light green fabric that I used before!

So, off to find a substitute green:
 No, not this one.  No, not the one below either.


This is the one!!  So now that it is decided, I can finish 34th Street and get it to the quilter to become a quilt before Christmas!  I'm always glad when one of my quilts bumps along through the pipeline toward completion.

This time of year, the flowers are so beautiful I can hardly stand it!  Yesterday a dear friend brought me a beautiful bouquet of peonies in her beautiful cut glass vase.  Aren't they beautiful?  And their smell is divine.

Next are some blue flag iris that are growing on the golf course behind our home.  Here they are in all of their glory:

God is so good, isn't He?  Have you had any Ah Ha moments lately?


traditional_quilter said...

I can't wait to see your 34th Street quilt finished with the borders on. Its very beautiful. I love your colors!

Janet O. said...

I think that border looks great on 34th Street! I like solid borders on busy quilts--they frame things well.
Gorgeous flowers!

Kindred Quilts said...

Just think how far ahead of the game you are with a Christmas quilt... your beautiful 34th Street! I agree with Janet... the solid border of red and then green will frame the blocks very nicely. Lovely flowers... peonies are my favorite spring-into-summer bloom!

Sharyn Mallow Woerz said...

I think your stash in that 5th image is very flylady...well done.

Ah ha. Humm. My antidepressants are making me fat.
hugs, s.

Judy Hansen said...

My stash in the photo? No, it's the quilt shop where I was looking for border fabric. I wish it was my stash!!

Jeanne said...

I love how your quilt is looking! The peonies are so pretty

LuAnn said...

I'm glad you kept searching for the perfect border. I just love that quilt.

Leah Rubin said...

The quilt is a total knockout! You make such good choices... Love the whole thing!

And what's prettier than a bouquet of peonies?