Quilt top finished – now for the border

It’s pieced! My ‘Blue Leaves‘ (or ‘The view from my window’) quilt top! As you can see, I’m still a bit puzzled as to what to name it (and I’m sure many fellow quilters will sympathize with me!), so if you can think of an apt title for my latest design, do let me know by leaving a comment below.

At least the bulk of the work – sorry, I mean piecing – is done. I still have the quilting to do! Which, if I do by hand… will be LOADS more work…

I love the colours of these fabrics; the petrol blues and muted greys remind me of a stormy winter’s day, and the splash of colour, thanks to the floral and fuschia pink fabrics, give a hint of what we can expect in the coming season, spring.

However, I still need to decide on the border – should I go for the hot pink? Muted grey? Or petrol blue? Luckily I have enough of each of these fabrics so perhaps what I need to do is play around a bit with the different options. What do you think? What colour do you think would work best? Do let me know by dropping me a line in the comments section below.

Although I still haven’t finished this quilt, I’m already thinking what my next project should be. I feel there is a seasonal theme coming on with my latest designs – my ‘Golden Glow’ quilt pays homage to autumn (fall in the US), and my current one to winter, so perhaps a spring and then a summer quilt should be on the cards too. Both quilts are similar in size – about 36″ square – so they are quite small, perfect for use as lap quilts to keep me warm (perhaps when watching telly and ‘quilt spotting’!) or maybe as wall-hangings for display.

I have posted below some pictures of the work that was in progress today. As always, I love to read your comments, so do drop me a line if you like what you see and read!

Wishing you all a great weekend!

Mel x



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Melony Patch

Patchwork quilter into all things crafty and homely, and with an interest in mental well-being.

4 thoughts on “Quilt top finished – now for the border”

  1. Hot pink would look great ! Or even the lime green …. don’t envy your decision….they’d all look great , not much help am I 🤣


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