Thursday, 31 December 2009

Last quilt of 2009

I must be feeling better, as I've finished off a Linus quilt over the last couple of days. It started as a donated piece of half square triangles.

I thought they would make a nice quilt, but was wondering what colour to use as a border. What colour do you think is the most predominant in the quilt? Red? Blue? Green? Pink? In fact, it doesn't really matter what you choose, as the border often decides the colour of the quilt. A multi-coloured quilt with a red border reads as a red quilt. The same one with a yellow border picks out all the yellow in the quilt and looks yellow.

So, for this quilt I chose ......

turquoise! I made a narrow turquoise border and then a border with clowns on a turquoise background, finished with a turquoise binding!

I didn't quilt it too much, as I used that puffy polyester wadding (it had been donated) and it doesn't take too well to elaborate quilting. And on that note, I would like to wish eveyone a happy New Year and a happy, healthy and productive 2010.

8 comments:

Kathie said...

what a surprise, I love the quilt
I never would have thought of turquoise but it works! and looks wonderful!!!!
Happy New Year to you too!
Kathie

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Looks wonderful! I bet it is a snuggly as it looks.

Contented Caroline said...

It looks lovely and will be vey well recived I'm sure. Happy New Year Lynda.

Shasta said...

I'm glad you are feeling better. It is a beautiful quilt - the turquoise adds a lot!

Julie in the Barn said...

I would never have thought of turquoise but is the perfect choice. Those HST are pieced so perfectly it is a work of art. Applause, applause!

Happy 2010, Lynda. May it bring you all good things.

black bear cabin said...

what a cheery quilt...a great way to ring in the new year! hugs~

Liz said...

This looks lovely. Glad you are feeling better. Happy New Year see you soon Liz

sewkalico said...

What a great quilt!! Wishing you a Happy & Healthy 2010!!