Saturday, February 5, 2011

True Lovers Knot - yep 5 borders

But it really doesn't look like 5 borders.  Some could make strips and miter them so that it's only one border, but  hey, that's not me. They went on one at a time!  I think it helps to calm the quilt down a bit.   I did listen and left the sashing off, thanks for all the comments, they really helped. But now, how am I going to quilt this thing????







And I finished the baby quilt.  This is the first time that I've done a scrappy binding and I like how it turned out.  Just did very simple quilting on it.




So, now what to do???  

15 comments:

  1. What a fantastic quilt! Just a show piece. Maybe view images of geometric quilts to see if you can find a quilting that might suit? I would keep it simple so the quilt does the 'talking' not the quilting. And the baby quilt is just lovely and original. What to do now she asks?????? Hahahahahaha!

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  2. WOW!!!! Absolutely gorgeous! And you finished this quite fast didn't ya?

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  3. Beautiful quilt and love all the borders!

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  4. I love them both equally! Simply gorgeous.

    For quilting the Knot, I'm at a cross between an echo quilting around only one color or putting a large "X" through each center weave square from corner to corner. Then, then an "x" through each of the other 4 squares behind the center weave square. So this means you have one large "x" for each block and 4 additional diagonals along the outer squares. I'd then do a diamond crossing pattern in the borders.

    Those are my only thoughts, good luck with it, I'm sure it will be beautiful no matter what. I do agree with the first commenter, though, the quilting should be simpler to let the quilt design stand out on it's own.

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  5. I think your True Lover's Knot is amazing--and, of course, I love the color theme. I, the queen of feathers, would probably quilt this with simple diagonal cross hatching to help keep the eye moving; but anything more than that would probably go to battle with the piecing. You did a great job!

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  6. I'm thinking circles myself. You could start by doing a circle around each of the 9 sections making sure you go through the four corner squares. Then you could put an additional circle going through two of the corner squares of block one and the two corner squares of block 2. Basically intersecting circles. It would be a pain to do but would soften the geometric look.

    Your baby quilt is wonderful also. Such a simple idea that really shines.

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  7. wow! I love them both! I'm torn between the feathers like Dora...and the circles like Bonnie. I tend to like curvy quilting on very angular quilt...and both the feathers and circles are curvy. Wait..that didn't help you pick out anything did it? Sorry!

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  8. Wow! That Lover's Knot is spectacular!

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  9. Awesome-the only word to describe the results. I am partial to blue and yellow but I think this would be striking in most combinations. I agree that the quilting should be a relatively simple design. I am partial to curves on geometric quilts but the diagonal ideas sound interesting too.

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  10. wow.....both of these quilts are great!

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  11. Amazing knot quilt! Wouldn't it be cool to do concentric circles in the quilting?

    Cute baby quilt! I love a scrappy binding and can hardly think of a quilt that I did NOT use one on, LOL!

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  12. Love the borders, they are perfect. Your quilt is stunning. Despite my usual tendency to want to balance angular with curves, I think echo quilting one color is a great idea. It would let the design and lovely corners shine.

    - Mary, The Curious Quilter

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  13. Beautiful! Quilt it simply in the middle, and bring the knot motif into the borders? Any way you do it, it will be lovely!

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  14. Very beautiful. Where did you get the pattern for this block? I have not had any luck finding it.

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