Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Can this quilt be saved?

So, this is one of the things that distracted me this weekend. Last year when I was a lurker I silently participated in this quilt along on crazy mom quilts I chose the background fabrics and the two border prints that go with it on purpose. I chose them because of this quilt.

This quilt is the result of a Saturday Sampler at my LQS a couple of years ago. I love, love, love this quilt. It is one of my all time favourites. And the main reason is the combination of border prints I used. I was trying to relive the moment I guess.

So this weekend I decided to see if my stash held the perfect replacement sashing. Here are a couple of alternatives.

This is a mini red check that comes from Joanne's. I have used this check for backings and bindings many many times. It's the sashing on the SS quilt, too. So perfect for so many things. What do you think? Is it perfect for this?

Here is a kind of denim stripe like railroad engineer dungarees but a finer stripe. If you look closely you will see I used it on the SS quilt too. Still trying to recreate the magic I guess. Any better?

Here is another blue candidate -- kind of a grid design. Believe it or not I have the least amount of blue in my stash but somehow I managed to find two possibilities for this purpose.

My next step is to disassemble the blocks and sashing while watching tv at night. Guess I will fall behind on the crossword puzzles again. Otherwise this quilt will become a "wadder", a term that I found on a sewing blog that so perfectly expresses this situation.

Can it be saved?


  1. Yes indeed it can be saved. You are using bold vivid colors, so repeat them in the borders/sashing. Try a vivid olive or gold with the vivid red. The muted fabric falls flat with the bold and vibrant. Hope that helps you. It is a great quilt and most definately can be saved and the colors are beautiful!!

  2. Oh it must be saved! The blocks are sooo beauitful. I know you choose just the right border.


  3. I think it can be saved, but I think I would prefer a bolder brighter border/sashing. I am thinking green or gold, with maybe some red....I love the brightness of it, and think its great and very beautiful!