Monday, October 25, 2010

Decisions Decisions

Colin and I have been slowly, and I mean slowly, working on a quilt for ourselves.  We realized that we have pretty much made quilts for everyone we know, but we still don't have one. This is probably not shocking since people who make crafts always think of themselves last. Or at least that's the problem with the sewers and knitters I know.  
The quilt we are making is going to be a twin size, we thought about making a lap quilt but that only fits one person and we like to cuddle and watch T.V. so we thought a twin size would be good.

The quilt was stared in the summer and this is what it looked like when we had finished using the Moda Cafe jelly roll.  There were more colours to chose from but we liked the more neutral colours.  As you can see this is more of a lap size than a twin. I just happened to have 2 strips of brown fabric that would go well with it. 

One is almost tie dye like and the other is a solid brown.  Since Colin does not really like the idea, it's up to me to decide which brown to use and what colour the boarder will be.  Men, they can be so opinionated but never want to help solve the problem! haha.  

I'm thinking about using the brown tie dye fabric for the 2 bands in the middle, but I'm still unsure about the boarder.  I don't want the brown to be too over powering, so I don't think I will be using brown for it.  Right now I'm trying to decide between the light green and the blue.  I have asked a few people but they don't know either, so I'm open to any suggestions if anyone has any.  


  1. I love all of the browns...always pretty when you use them with the blues, etc.If you are using the two strips in the middle, i would go for a alternating colour for the border, liek the pale orange you have...something that would not be so overpowering as the brown strips.

  2. If you don't want to use brown, you can use any of the colors in the quilt. Blue, green, pale orange...just keep in mind whichever color you pick will make that color stand out in the quilt so make it one that you like. I like the blue myself but I'm a blue person...Please let us see how you finish it.

  3. Thanks so much for your thoughts! I never would have thought of using the pale orange. I will run these ideas by Colin and see what he thinks.