Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Let's choose a quilting thread color, shall we?

Remember this good start? Here's what it looks like now.

I added green onto each rose randomly.  Then I trimmed them to rectangles.  

On the advice of my brilliant, talented and beautiful sister-in-law, I trimmed them with some plan.  
Just a little bit, to avoid a giant messy puzzle.  
I trimmed them so that every rectangle had one side that was either 8", 9" or 12".

Which provided enough randomness to keep me happy, but enough order to put it together without pulling all my hair out.  Thanks, Mer!

I added a green-on-green viney border to kind of calm it down a bit.  

This is my favorite block/rose/area.  I love the white rose.

Love that dark one as well. 

This quilt has a name.  
"Blue is all wrong for roses"

I absolutely love it.  But now I'm stuck.  On quilting thread.  And binding too (we'll get to that in a minute...)
I plan to quilt the green areas separately from the roses.  

So should I go with a medium green?

And on the roses?  Should I quilt each one in a somewhat matching thread?  Maybe choose a light blue and a medium blue, a white and a yellow and do everything in one of those?

And binding.  What do you think?  I have enough of the green border to use it for the binding, but it might be boring.  What other ideas do you have?  I've been staring at this project for what seems like forever, and so I think I've lost objectivity.  And need your help!


  1. I love it! It reminds me of Alice in Wonderland.

  2. I can't wait to see how you quilt it! I like the green thread on the green. I think maybe a blue stripped border might be pretty. Your idea with the flowers threads sounds good too.

  3. Love how it turned out. I wish I could give a better opinion on the quilting, but I just don't have any clue!!

    Thanks for linking up! We'll see you next week :) And we follow as well :)

  4. How about a variegated green thread for the "leaves" and a cream thread for the roses (assuming you want the quilting on the roses to dominate).

    I just love this piece ... and am hoping you'll share it on the Block Lotto Blog to inspire the winners of our rose blocks and others that wished they'd won ;-)

  5. How about using an invisible thread for the quilting?

    I love the pattern. Admit to having a hard time picturing what you had in mind when you showed us roses the other week, but this turned out beutifully!