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Urban Chic

In the battle of the borders the light green won.

I like how the soft green accents the center of the quilt.  This is one of those projects where I started second guessing all of my fabric choices half way through, but when the top is finished and I can stand back to take it all in – it is what I envisioned.

I have no clue what quilting motif or thread color to use on this quilt, so it will be quilted later.  What is the next project?


Border Decision

I seem to be engaged in circular thinking.  While I was sewing on the Urban Chic quilt top, I was deciding on the quilting motif for the tan/black quilt.  While I was machine quilting the tan/black quilt top, I was trying to decide on the border fabric for the Urban Chic.

Here are the two options – both green.  This one

or this one?

The second choice is one of the fabrics from the center of the quilt, while the first one is a soft green that blends well with the center.  Currently, I am inclined to use the darker green, but that can change.  I was hoping that seeing a photograph of the two greens would help me make a decision although that hasn’t happened yet.

I will let you know how it all turns out.


How should I quilt this?

This quilt top is all prepped and ready for quilting, but what design should I use?  I know that feathers and flowers will be quilted in the black patches, but the tan background was the problem.  Cross hatching and spider web quilting motifs were considered and rejected.  Nothing really jumped up and said “Quilt me! Quilt me!”.

So with visions of quilting motifs dancing in my head, I started piecing this quilt top.

The pattern is Urban Chic and it is nice mindless sewing.  It kept my hands busy while my brain was trying to make a decision and it worked!  I finished the center of the Urban Chic quilt and settled on a quilting design of loops and flowers for all the tan background and borders.

I hope to have the tan & black quilt finished in the next couple of days, and then it will be time to sew the borders on the Urban Chic quilt top.  This seems to be the way I work – juggling several quilts in various stages of completion at the same time.