Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Quilting Roses

Today I spent the morning hours, trying to figure out the best fabric choices for a quilted table runner I am making. The design that's in my head is for a table runner with a cross-stitched design in the center of a panel with quilted patchwork blocks on each side and borders encompassing them all. I was able to find colors that I am happy with; just the right amount of coral and pink. But, putting them together in a way that pleases me is more difficult than I expected! I'm still working with color placement and tomorrow will consult with my friend, Karleen. She has an eye for quilt blocks and color. I'm sure she'll be happy to help me out. Stay tuned!


  1. What a beautiful cross stitch! I like your choice of quilt block too. What I am thinking as I look at it together is that you might want to include some of the other color of the cross stitch in your quilting. Maybe some green borders to tie it together? I can't tell what color the borders in the cross stitch really are, but I'm wondering if you need a little of that too?

    Just my ideas,

    Elizabeth Joy

  2. Thanks for the ideas, Elizabeth Joy. The trim color on the cross-stitch is black, but I'm working with some pretty greens that add a touch of spark to the design. I haven't completely decided what I'm doing yet, but a visit to Karleen's today helped give me some new ideas and perspective.

  3. Hello again!

    Is this the cross stitch you are mentioning in the post just under this? It's a gorgeous cross stitch and before I tell you what I think I need to know more about what you're thinking to do. I'm sorry that I haven't had time to make comments in your (or anyone else's) blog lately, but please let me know what you're thinking. I have plenty of time the next week.

    Best wishes


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