Monday, February 18, 2013

Thimbles Quilt Needs Something


This is what I'm up to this morning: Thimbles, and lots of "low volume" playful improvisation. But it needs something. I'm trying to figure out what. Maybe something orderly in the border to calm things down. I do like how the thimbles dance across the quilt. I think I like the 4 apples too. Any thoughts?

10 comments:

PegD said...

I like it! I can see a thin border of a darker gray then an outside border of your low volume scrappiness again (with no red). I think that would contain it and look lovely. Just a thought.

Pat V. said...

This is very fun! Perhaps a solid border?

Pam said...

I like it, too! The thimbles make me smile. Some creative bordering and you are good to go. Those thimbles really speak to me...now I want to play the thimble game, too!

JoAnne said...

A red border, I think it needs more red! But then again, I'd be sashing each block with red.

Such a cute idea, using the thimble in that way! Way to go, Karen!

Lou said...

Looks great. How about a thin 1/4" or 1/2" solid red border followed by a scrappy border the width of one block??
Looking forward to seeing what you decide.

Nifty Quilts said...

Very fun as-is. Maybe some embellishments with hand quilting or buttons on the thimbles to give them some texture. You might also throw in a few of different sizes or some in unexpected places--some "oops" thimbles. Love the apples!

Sally said...
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Sally said...

agree with Lou, a teeny bit of red in the border somewhere. French knot/seed the thimbles, to give them authentic texture texture? Looking good! (sorry, horrendous spelling in last post!)

Anna S said...

take a black and white shot and see what that tells you

Soosan said...

My vote is on red border too :)