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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Input Please...

Here it is - my "Not Quite Civil Pineapple" miniature. Right now, it measures 8.75" square. The blocks finish at 2.75". I can't decide whether to add borders or not - what would you do? Would you just leave it as is, or add a border or two? Decisions, decisions... The next thing, of course will be how to quilt it? All suggestions and input welcomed....

Piece!
Linda

"Indecision may or may not be my problem." ~ Jimmy Buffett

15 comments:

Dasha said...

It is so small Linda that I would probably just put a binding on it. Either that or a very narrow border and binding of the same colour. It is an awesome quilt Linda! Can't believe how many pieces of fabric you have in such a small project. I am always drawn to miniatures at shows, and stand there gob smacked at the tiny, tiny works. And yours is no different.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

That is such a beautiful and bold design. I guess a simple quilting stitch would be nice. I finished my book, 'My name is Resolute' last night. I'm wondering if you'll read it. It's one of those books that I'll never forget! Hugs!

Vee said...

I don't know enough to offer an opinion other than that I like it!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

You know I don't quilt Linda, but I'd like to see a dark border around the piece.

Jeanna said...

I say skip the border but the quilting design is beyond me. It'll be interesting to see what you do.

I hope you teach a miniatures class on your next visit to SoFlo. If so, let me know in advance so I can take a vacation day!

Pamela Gordon said...

I LOVE this one Linda. Oh my, it's so pretty as is but I'm not a quilter so maybe a border would be the thing to do. I like it as is. Great work!

Kathy said...

Interesting comments. I would add a dark( is black in your piece?) the size of your pineapple strips, then perhaps a thin blue boarder with a black (or the dark)binding. After auditioning, a decision re the blue is easier...
I LOVE it!
Kathy

Anonymous said...

I love it the way it is, but maybe a border would give it a more "finished" look and a frame for the exquisite work. Either way, it's a winner! Jeanne Kaye

Raewyn said...

I love this project!! I'm still in awe with the size! I also struggle sometimes to decide whether to border or not. I think a narrow border as suggested by Kathy would look great.

Gwen Buchanan said...

Exquisite!!!
I am imagining this in a full size quilt. How many years would that take?

Veralynne Malone said...

Simple dark color border and simple quilt stitch. It is too beautiful to something more!

Linda said...

Just amazing Linda! I prefer borderless. Just the way it is.

Lorette Cole said...

A small border in the width of the block strips in my opinion! It's beautiful!

GailM. said...

Wow so small. I'd like to do a mini some day... I think a narrow border would frame it nicely. The block pattern is so striking that maybe a complicated quilting pattern would get lost. I would not stitch in the ditch for every log, but maybe around the block centers.. hmm... so sweet. Love it..

Sheila said...

I would leave it as it is , just beautiful , it doesn't need a border !

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