Saturday, June 17, 2006

The Last of Irish Eyes for a bit

No one chimed in with suggestions regarding my border dilemma, so I told my lazy bones to suck it up and add that narrow border before the wider one. I think I intrinsically knew that's what it needed, and now that it's done, I'm glad I made the extra effort.

Actually, I make many of my design decisions based on the amount of fabric on hand. In this case, I tried to get out of the narrow white border by checking to see if there was enough left of the white for the backing. Nope, a bit shy. But plenty to add 1-1/2 inch borders to float that busy center design. Dang, foiled again!

Now to contemplate quilting designs. Shamrocks for sure will be included - one in each square on point. Lots of stitching in the ditch, a trademark of mine. It's that outer border that has me a bit stumped. But at 4 inches rather than 6, I feel a little less intimidated. Maybe I can incorporate some Celtic designs.

1 comment:

Deb Geyer said...

Good decision! I like how the inner border makes the design float.