Friday, November 7, 2014

An update on Celtic Solstice....

Well, the first two borders are on. Now to find some green for the final border. I think I will make it wider than the pattern calls for to make it a good size quilt. It is 72x72 right now and I think I'll add 5.5 inch borders to make it 82x82 before quilting.

Celtic Solstice two borders on - VTQuilter

Close up - VTQuilter

Monkeys?

Mottled bright green for the border?

Emily had to have her picture taken.
Thoughts? Opinions? I had to add a couple of units to make things fit on the pieced border - mine are 22 and 24 instead of 21 and 23.
Mom just weighed in and does not like the green.......
Maybe a 2 inch green, a 1 inch orange and then a 3.5 inch medium blue? Hmmmmm. Must check and see what I have to work with.

11 comments:

Ray and Jeanne said...

Love your quilt! I don't care for the green either. Maybe a narrow strip of green and then something else. Is three borders going to be too much? Can't visualize it... Guess you'll need to audition and decide. Good Luck! ~Jeanne

Andee said...

BEautiful! I like the mottled green myself! :)

Quilter Kathy said...

I think I'd like a wide blue border?

Koobiedo said...

Try a darker color, It will draw your attention to your beautiful quilt design, where as a lighter color edge draws your eyes away-just my opinion

Jennifer said...

love the celtic solstice! are you doing the "challenge" with jo at country junction to finish up before the new mystery? honestly, neither green border works... I used a multi color blue border on mine. (actually, it was fishes- blue water, green seaweed, and yellow and orange fish- sounds strange, but it worked!) try a dark-ish border- what about blue? that would look nice.

Jennifer said...

here's a link to my blog, and the border on my celtic solstice that I was telling you about. hope that helps! happy quilting!

http://www.caplingerfamily.blogspot.com/2014/01/and-there-was-much-sewing-and-piecing.html

scraphappy said...
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scraphappy said...

Congratulations. What about a darkish mottled green or blue? Something simple that won't take away from the design in the middle? Shopping may be required!

Design Originals by KC said...

Deb, I love love love your CS so much! It is looking great! I would use a solid or mottled but not a print on that outer border... whatever color you and your mom like! lol Kathi

make.share.give said...

This is amazing!

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Love your CS, but I'm not feeling the green ... glad you've chosen the blue instead.