I’ve been taking a quilting class and need to have my top ready for Thursday’s last class when we sandwich the top, batting and backing together and learn a simple machine way of quilting.
The thing is, I’m not in love with the teacher’s design:
It’s the border thing that’s bothering me.
Here are some photos of my quilt in progress. Opinions welcome. Oh, and I should add that I’m not crazy about the colours/fabrics I picked out. This always happens to me. I fall in love with the fabric, think it’s going to be great, start cutting it, sewing it and somewhere in the process of putting it together… I fall out of love with the fabric and question all of my choices. To me, it looks ugly but it could be that my tastes have changed in the last week and I’m really starting to move away from muted shades and favour brighter colours now.
But I digress…
Option 1) Follow the class instruction and use the grey-purple fabric I picked out to use as a 4″ border around each square and for the border (just imagine the carpet is the border for now):
Option 2) do my own thing and sew all the squares together and use the grey-purple fabric for a 4″ (or 6″) border (imagine the border around this):
Because this is the look I really like! I love a scrappy quilt, like this:
To follow the teacher’s instructions (and pattern) or do my own thing?