Wednesday, November 05, 2008

WIP Wednesday - Week 39 - Wonky Dolls Quilt Progress.

Its about this time of year when I do a WIP post and realize its week 39?? Nearly in the 40's?? Where has the year flown too again? I have finished the top for my FLickr DQS#5. Its wonky! I have started to quilt it which is making it go even more wonky! But its supposed to be wonky, embrace the wonkiness!

I have done just a straight white stitch in each of the white squares, making the coloured squares pop out. And then some random straight stitching in that white space. Little bit arty, little bit modern. My swapee said she liked that sort if stuff, here is hoping!

But because I always like to make two dolls quilts in a swap, one for me, one for my swapee, one to stuff up first before I do the real thing, one just for the fun of it, one just because..... Well I sewed up this one too, in a different colourway. Hot pink, orange and a floral I love which I have just enough of to do this. So this is on the backburner while I turn back to this one to work out the binding...

I was thinking the same Jump Rope Katie print as I used in the blocks. That was the first thought. Then had a rummage in the orange drawer and pulled out some stripes or another floral, bringing in a lighter orange/yellow? Hmmmm, I am unsure about this. I left it all drapped over the ironing board last night hoping that when I had a look this morning I would be inspired, but nope, still scratching my head. Am leaning just a little towards the stripes. What do you think out there in blogging land?

9 comments:

Emma said...

Definitely the Katie Jump Rope you used in the blocks. Unless you wanted to use the black - aren't I helpful?!

Ruth's Place said...

I like the KJR fabric too.

Austy's Mum said...

I think the Jump Rope too... I think it's a bit late to add in the orange now. If you had a hint of it in one of the coloured blocks (like a single small coloured block with it) then I think it would be perfect, but without anything bright orange in the quilt top it looks a little like you ran out of fabric...

Leah said...

I ALWAYS like stripe bindings - they just add another dimension. The orange looks good, but it's very matchy.

Leah said...

Ummm, I meant the Katie Jump Rope orange, not the lighter/brighter one, which I wouldn't use.

pink-chook said...

I would go for the black as a binding rather than the orange. If you have to go orange go with the katie jump rope orange.

Cass said...

Katie Jump Rope for me or black

AJ said...

STRIPES!!! I love stripy binding!

Cascade Lily said...

I'd actually go for the black! Nice work on the quilting too. I love your straight line quilting - you make it look so professional :)