Wednesday, April 9, 2008

I need your opinions, please!

Good Morning Blogland People! By the end of the week I will hopefully be finishing up that quilt top that has become a pain in my you-know-what. I have to repress & attach 9 sashing strips. Then I'll be able to sew the rows together and I'm adding a dotted minky border (as if this quilt hasn't been causing me enough problems already....I decided to go "out of the box" on the border!).

This weekend I'll be starting a quilt for DH's grandmother that is to be her birthday/mother's day gift (we'll be celebrating the first weekend in June. I need to get a move on!). Her living room decor is mostly mauve. I will be making the Pineapple Blossom pattern from Bonnie's website.

Do I make the quilt with just greens and use the borders to incorporate the pinky/mauves?

Or do I use the pinky/mauves & the greens in the quilt center and go find a border that ties it all in?
You can click on the picturs to get a larger view. Thanks in advance for your help!


Ruthie said...

I would probably use just the greens in the center and use the mauves for an inner border. JMHO

susan said...

hehe, here i am to stir it up. i like the one with the mauves in the quilt...

Anonymous said...

I like the second with the mauves also..I think your quilt will really pop with those.....very pretty fabric and sure and post pictures ok....chris

Alicia said...

I third it.....Mauves...I like the mauves....mixed with the greens....find a border that ties in....that's my vote and I'm sticking to it.....abertquiltmom9

Forks and Forest said...

I like the greens in the quilt, since the two greens have the mauve flowers of mid-size, with the borders of mauves. The mauve borders will make the mauve in the greens pop. JMHO.
Thanks for the heads up in Heartstrings about your blog. Am enjoying all of your quilts. Nice work.