Thursday, February 5, 2009

Why I will always suck at this



The instructions said to sew the strip blocks into six rows of six blocks each.

I interpreted that as 8 rows of 5 blocks each. It's 74 x 47.

Will it look utterly stupid if I make the border extra wide on the long sides to make up for the lack of width?

8 comments:

Ginny said...

LOL,
They are your boarders! You can make them how ever big you want and I promise the quilt police will NOT come knocking!
BTW, I love the colors, I have seen two of these stacked coin quilts recently both bright and vibrant. I think I may have to make one soon.

Vicki W said...

No it will not! Borders are just another design detail that is left to the discretion of the artist.

~Michelle~ said...

You could put strips going the other direction for the side borders...I think it will look fine.

Meaghan said...

I actually think because the individual blocks are vertical that borders on the side only would look really cool. I debated doing this on a quilt recently too. Decided against it for that pattern, but on this one I think it would be a good solution - and look great too!

2ndAvenueStudio-Rachel said...

no it won'tlook weird ...
its supposed to be fun!
looks great to me
R

Linda said...

Just a minute... I gotta find my quilting handbook among my books that are shelved alphabetically. Give me a minute please while I find what the protocol will be. Well, sorry to say, I can't find it. Let me leave my "dream" world and look through my pile of books falling over with material shoved in between. Dang, pile fell and cat took off with a bobbin. :D LOL
Whatever your little heart desires hon! Remember - each quilt is as unique as its creator ;) :)
Linda

Diane said...

No they wont look stupid at all, in fact I think it will frame it nicely. This piece is gorgeous already. I cant wait to see it done!

mbskpj0123 said...

I see nothing crooked in this one. -wink- Just squint a little and you won't either. Looks great, regardless!