Saturday, August 29, 2009

Turtleshell Road

The fabric went from this...

to this....Somewhere in the middle -before putting on the borders - I was not that crazy about how this was turning out - it was VERY busy and really gave the eye no place to rest. Once I put on the white border - which is not in the pattern BTW - I liked it SOO much better, and then the striped border just clicked. I was not up to using this project to learn how to miter corners, so put the blocks in the corner. If I can find the right body fabric I may applique some turtles into the corners, but have not decided yet. I can't do more with this until I get some appropriate backing fabric - but the baby is nearly 2 months old already - and his brother was about 5 months old before he got his - so no rush! :-)

5 comments:

Piwacket said...

I tried to imagine it without the white border and agree with you..it really helps all the other patterns in the quilt look great together. I like your froggy outer border a lot! Very well done.

Shellie said...

Love that fabric!!! Good idea with white border then the outer one. That makes it really go together. Great job!!!

jillquilts said...

Great idea with the white border. It's soo cute!! He will love it whenever he gets it! :)

Carin said...

Its so cute, I think the white border is a wonderful addition to it.

Gina said...

It's great. The white border really makes the quilt

Love and hugs GIna xxx