Thursday, July 3, 2014

Controlled Wonky


It was so interesting to read the different comments on the border for this quilt.  I appreciated all of them.  To me, it felt unfinished, but I knew I could not add another full sized border.  I liked the "wonky" of it being offset.  In the end, I made it into a more controlled wonky finish.  Be sure to visit Moda Bake Shop to see all of the different quilts for this sewalong.

Faith's BD 010

It’s a big quilt, finishing at 80” x 107”.  With all of the unsewing I did on this one, I am ready to be finished with it.  Thanks to Moda Bake Shop for the fun Trifle Dish SewAlong this summer.

I have a few of my orchids blooming in the house.  They always look so elegant.

Faith's BD 006
Faith's BD 008

We’ll have houseguests for the next five days so computer time will be limited.  Have a safe and wonderful July 4th.  

38 comments:

Wacky Woman said...

Very nice Mary. I love the black and white stripe.

Lana said...

This is beautiful...so much to look at and enjoy!Great Job! Happy 4th of July!!!

Exuberant Color said...

The quilt looks great like that and those orchids....WOW!

Stephanie said...

I really like how you finished the same but smaller 2 sides. Awesome resolution!!! Enjoy your holiday weekend.

Marie Joerger said...

The quilt is so pretty and I love the use of the black and white border!! Flowers are gorgeous as well! Happy 4th of July!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Perfect border. Love that quilt.
Happy 4th!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

The off set border was a great idea....love it!!!!
Great colour too Mary

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Lovely quilt Mary! And gorgeous orchids! Have a happy 4th!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

It came out lovely - Happy 4th.

Betsy said...

Mary I like the quilt. The offset border makes it very modern. Enjoy your company

Lesley said...

Fabulous quilt. I love the way you added the borders!

Dora, the Quilter said...

I had to come back and look at this again (because I couldn't write a comment on my Kindle this a.m.). I love the colors and the uneven borders and ow the black and white borders work with the colorful row-along.

sunny said...

Your orchid pictures are beautiful! I admire your choice for the borders on your quilt. I wouldn't be able to sleep at night, so I have to admire someone who can make that choice.

Nedra said...

Happy 4th to you too, Mary!

Carla said...

What a perfect border for that bright quilt. I love it!

Maria said...

Love that bright happy quilt and what beautiful orchids..

The dress in previous post is sew very pretty and the Chi monkeys with their quilts are just sew cute..

Happy 4th of July and enjoy your visitors.

Ivory Spring said...

Mary,

I can't believe that quilt top is DONE! How beautiful!!!! I love the colors.

And your orchids are beautiful. Have you see the 'blue' orchids that the stores are having for July 4th? We saw some the other day - they were neat looking, but I had to do a double take because they look a bit unreal at the same time.

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

That smaller border is the perfect finish! Keeps the center offset but gives it a finished look. Genius! Happy 4th!

Sheila said...

Great birder treatment Mary , it looks wonderful . Happy July 4th , hope you have a nice celebration :-)

Midlife Mom said...

The quilt is perfect! I love how you did the borders. Your orchids are amazing, the only way I can grow them is to buy them at Lowe's all in bloom and keep them until the blooms drop off and then they never bloom again! ha!

Candace said...

I just love what you did, Mary! It's your quilt and it should make you happy! Happy 4th of July! Have fun with your house guests!
Cheers!

Anita said...

Very pretty! Didn't realize the quilt finished so big, love your colors :)

Soma Acharya said...

The quilt top looks so great, I love how you did the border! Your orchids are gorgeous!! Hope you had a wonderful 4th of July celebration!

-Soma

Cathy Buel said...

I love the side and top borders you added. In fact I love this quilt. Hugs

Terry said...

I love what you did with the border for your quilt! I think it's perfect! :0)

MaterialGirlQuilts said...

This looks so great!!! Fantastic contrast with the border!
Amanda

marcella said...

So beautiful! Love the black and white stripe and the border. Looks better than the pattern!

Rhonda said...

I'm late to the party but I love the wonkiness of your border. It's perfect to offset the body of the quilt in my opinion!!

Mary Huey said...

The border is perfect -- really sets off all the cheerfulness of the center!!

Nita said...

Beautiful! Now seeing yours, I am encouraged to keep going with mine. I am on row two (but I'm doing needle turn for the appliqu├ęd orange peel blocks.

Anita said...

A lovely version of the Trifle Dish Quilt!

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

I like the controlled wonkiness! This quilt top turned out beautifully. I hope you had a wonderful 4th!

Cheryl said...

I love your version of the Trifle especially the border!

Nat Palaskas said...

Mary, wonky is good. It's your very own wonky quilt. I love those orchids, gorgeous! Enjoy your houseguests - Hugs Nat

Eileen Kane said...

Fabulous colors! Turned out just beautiful!

Janine said...

Your orchids are beautiful and I love the combination of black and white with colours in your quilt. It looks great :)

Barb said...

Wonderful quilt!!! Lovely flowers....your comments on my blog do not make it to my hotmail so if you find that I am not answering ...that is the reason

Pokey said...

You have a wonderfully fun, wonky quilt! I like your color choices and layout ~
:-}pokey