Thursday, 5 October 2017

No geese, but a solution of sorts

I must have tried twenty fabrics this morning, in an attempt to find something that I could use as a wider border for this piece.  I realised that what I really wanted was more of the black floral, but I didn't have nearly enough, and am too stubborn just to order more.  

Then I tried the flying geese again, then various other permutations, and nothing was quite right. Though I really, really wanted geese to be the solution I was looking for, this quilt wasn't having any of it. Finally it occurred to me that since what I wanted was more black, I should find a way of using what I had left, and started cutting black triangles and adding them into the mix.  I have also laid them out as squares, so that they echo the units already in the quilt.  

This is just a tiny section, to give you a feel for things without exposing the enormous mess all around; it is possible to take warts and all photography too far!

17 comments:

Quiltdivajulie said...

YES!!! I like this a LOT!

Julierose said...

I like the addition of black print a lot hugs, Julierose

Caroline Heinrichs said...

Ok, those dark flowery triangles are popping! Great idea!

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

Oh, the dark triangles are lovely. Sometimes a quilt has a mind of its own, huh?

Libby in TN said...

Great solution!

Ann said...

I like it, especially that you don't have enough to make every triangle out of the black floral. And yes, I've made similar messes while trying to find a solution to my quilting issues.

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Ah, I knew you would work it out! Those little extra black triangles keep the darker feeling happening, just not so intense, which is great!

Mystic Quilter said...

Yes, I like your solution, the triangles are looking good and although they have the black background the spots of colour pick up the fabrics used in the body of the quilt.

patty a. said...

Great solution!

liniecat said...

Brilliant solution!

Sharyn Mallow Woerz said...

I'd skip a border and bind with the bronze.
Well done

Janie said...

Very nice, it does look like a complementary situation where everyone is working
together for the good of the whole.
It's great when that happens.

audrey said...

I can definitely see where you're going with this! What a great touch. It's hard sometimes not to run out and try to match fabric especially when it seems like the obvious solution! Love how you're getting around this one!

Doris Perlhuhn said...

A good frame for your quilt.

Monica said...

Honestly it is nice to see a good close up of this quilt. The subtle variations in fabric are so interesting! The black is perfect, I know you'll make it work!

helenjean@midgetgemquilts said...

We love to see your warts .....(?)
The little snips of black will have an impact without being overpowering

Soma @ whimsandfancies.com said...

Brilliant! I love it!!

-Soma