"Make what you want to make, and make it the way you want to make it." Gwen Marston

Sunday, October 2, 2011

With a little help from my friends.

Actually, with a LOT of help from my friends!  Earlier this year, I was invited to join the Quick Christmas Bee that was hosted by my friend Cat.  For 7 months, I made blocks for others, and received my blocks.  And now my beautiful blocks have been sewed together.  Presenting:
Sorry for bad photo - it was a rainy, dreary day, so photo taken indoors.
I requested a star block from each of my six partners, and a block of their choice.  Unfortunately, each of them said I didn't send enough fabric, so they added some from their stash.  And I must say they all made wonderful choices.  So stand up and take a bow:  Cat, Isabel, Manuela, Jackie, Jodi, and Ana Maria.  Thank you all so much for your part in such a beautiful quilt.

Now I need some advice.  Should I just finish this off with green binding?  Or should I add more to the outside border and finish off the star motifs?  Or use a scrappy binding?  I have siggy blocks from everyone and they will be worked into the back.  I 'm sure you'll be seeing more of this.

Counting my blessings....Sunny

16 comments:

  1. wickedly wickedly wickedly AWESOME I love this Sunny!
    We all did good!
    I've just finished Manuela's blocks so can post those off to her tomorrow

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  2. very cheery. I like how you did the sashing.
    I think a green binding would look great. No need for a border at all.

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  3. Love it! :) Either way would look wonderful, I think.

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  4. Oh that is lovely. I love the Merry block. I think I'd do red around the outside. Whatever you choose though I'm sure it will be gorgeous.

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  5. It turned out to be a lovely quilt. I love swaps. I think I would just make a green or red border. It's all that it needs.
    Hugs,
    Teresa

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  6. Sunny it looks fantastic ,what a great effort by everyone,i think i would just add red edging,good luck with finishing Sunny

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  7. It is great and I think I'd just finish off with a binding of the gold from your sashing stars.

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  8. I don't see the need for a border. I think I would just add the green binding.
    This is a lovely quilt!

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  9. Very nice, I like all the fabrics and love the Merry block! I would say to go with the green binding :)

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  10. It looks wonderful! What a lovely remembrance ........

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  11. Beautiful quilt! Your sashing stars look like gold ribbons threading through the blocks. I would audition the gold for the binding. Sometimes choosing binding fabric is the hardest part for me. I usually lay the top on several different fabrics to see what appeals to my eye.

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  12. What gorgeous Christmas Blocks sunny and I love the way you put them together.

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  13. Oh my goodness that is just lovely - I don't think I'd add a border, it's fantastic!

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  14. I like the quilt either way, and I think a scrappy border would be nice.

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  15. What avery special quilt...looks fabulous!

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