Sunday, 16 June 2013

Learning Curves on my Sunday


Midnight at the Oasis .... cont.

This one is definitely taking me outside of my comfort zone.
I was so pleased with how my Marcelle Quilt turned out
 that I am scared that I am going to screw this one up!

This is where I am up to at the moment.  Almost half way through the needle turn on this border.


I am loving the 'pop' of purple and hope I can work some more in as I go.

My border fabric is fraying really bad so I thought that I should add the next border to stop this.  I knew I wanted a dark border but kept doubting myself.  (This border will have bright applique on it). So I asked my Instagram friends (I'm 'lilabellelane' if you want to find me) for some help. Here is the pattern for your reference.  Check out all the Churn Dash blocks. They finish at 3" - pure madness!!


Most opinions on Instagram were for the dark, which was my first choice. A few are also saying light, which makes me doubt myself again. So (for the time being) I have run with the dark aka black. I think I like how it looks but I wont really know until I start putting the applique on. Must finish that inner border first though :)


I have no idea how this quilt is going to turn out, it is going to be a real learning curve for me.

Enjoy your Sunday
hugs, Sharon





23 comments :

  1. fantastic Shaz,trust your gut instinct and dont doubt yourself,you are spot on with mixing colours,that dark border will look awesome with the bright colours on it,go for it kiddo as you master yet another design.xx

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  2. You always make the best colour choices Sharon so don't doubt yourself - I am sure this will turn out beautifully as do your other quilts!!
    XX

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  3. It's looking fabulous Sharon, you are doing a fantastic job.

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  4. Looking great so far and I' sure what ever border you chose will look equally good.

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  5. Sharon,this is fab. love the mix of colours, can't wait to see how this progesses along

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  6. I would normally suggest a lighter border, but the black looks great.....go with it.

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  7. I think you are doing a great job, no bad choices that I can see.

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  8. This looks amazing and you should go with your instincts on the colour, its perfect. 3" churn dash blocks - Eeek! I haven't tackled anything small like that, good on you!

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  9. oh yes the border looks great

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  10. Yep,looks good to me.Beautiul work.xx

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  11. Oh wow!!! It DEFINITELY works fabulously with the darker fabric!!! These are looking so fabulous - you must be incredibly proud of what you've finished so far!!

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  12. Looking great already Sharon - I like the dark border. Think with the bright applique it will be perfect.

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  13. Looks fabulous, you are amazing!! xx

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  14. The dark fabric looks fabulous!! You might think that this quilt is outside your comfort zone but it's certainly not beyond your abilities. You are am amazing quilter! Just the thought of 3" churn dash blocks has me breathing into a paper bag! Trust your 'eye'... it's never let you down before and it won't now. Way to go!

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  15. looking fabulous and the newest border is perfect. you will nail those mini churn dashes...
    Hugz

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  16. Don't doubt yourself Sharon, your choice of the black is perfect. Hugs......

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  17. I think the dark border looks perfect. As everyone has said don't doubt yourself. I love your hexies from the last two post too.

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  18. It really is gorgeous just the way it is

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  19. This is just stunning! I would be very daunted by that pattern - 3 inch churn dashes! But you're off to a flying start. I'd say stop doubting go with your instincts. This is an inspiration to the rest of us :)

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  20. Wow it s looking really amazing, such gorgeous colours. It is always good to step outside your comfort zone, not always easy though

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  22. It is looking fantastic! You could overlock the edge to stop the fraying. I love the dark for the next border!

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