Friday, March 25, 2011

NI - I like this a lot better!

I spent some time unpicking and re-sewing this afternoon, and this is the result:

I'm much happier with this arrangement. Even though it's not how the original quilt is put together, I really like how the narrow inner border defines the edge of the pieced blocks. I also like how it tamed the problem of all the bumpy seam intersections between the main body of the quilt and the zig-zags. There are only two further zig-zag sides to put on, and then it's the final wide border, which is the same fabric as the sashing strips and the narrow inner border.

So happy with how this is progressing, I'm really on the home stretch :-)

24 comments:

Marj said...

I think it looks better with the narrow inner border.

Teresa said...

Oooo! I LOVE your solution! I think that skinny little border really sets off the half blocks around the edge and gives them distinction.

This is going to be simply stunning! Do you get to keep it??

In stitches,
Teresa :o)

Sheila said...

great solution,it looks like it belongs there.

Gypsy Quilter said...

WOW and so wonderful!

Bonnie said...

It looks wonderful as does the entire quilt!

*karendianne. said...

Oh I do like that. Great border treatment idea, Tazzie. You amaze me!!! *karendianne.

ria vogelzang said...

Just great !!! ;))

tudorc said...

OH! How proud you must be...it is beautiful and a testament to your skill and perserverence...you've inspired me! Charlene in Texas.

Scrappy quilter said...

Love how that turned out with the smaller border first. And the white around each block just makes those blocks stand out. Course I'm partial to white..I love it in quilts. Hugs

Miki Willa said...

I really like the narrow inner border. It adds so much to the quilt, and it looks more finished. Great idea.

Impera_Magna said...

Perfect... the perfect solution! The inner border looks great!

Elaine Adair said...

My word - STUNNING! I say it again, you are gifted with color/value choices!

loulee said...

Perfect. It looks so much better, even on a little bloggy picture.

Linda said...

VERY NICE- looks wonderful! SUPER!

Litamora's Quilt & Design said...

WOW! It's just stunning! What a job you've done! All those tiny pieces!
Have a great and creative weekend,
Laila

Anonymous said...

That narrow border does the trick. Without it, there was a blur between the zigzag and some of the blocks. Nice job. Thanks for sharing.
cindy

Lizzy said...

That looks fabuloso Tara! And the fact that it is not in the original is not a problem, in fact, given the pattern problems, it probably should have been!

Anonymous said...

Magnificent!!
Donna

sewprimitive karen said...

Isn't that interesting how much nicer that looks!

Vicki said...

SPECTACULAR! What an amazing top...inspirational, too! Love, love, love the little border: WOW!!!

Katie said...

I'm sure it was a pain to take the borders off but it looks great now!

Becky said...

Most definitely a positive addition; super lovely quilt.

Sue said...

I have been out of touch for a few days, and have come in on the end of this, but WOW!!! its just fabulous as I keep saying. The tiny border works well. Love the ZigZag also. You have a talent for great colour choices
You must be very proud of it!
Well done!

Mitt lille rosa syrom said...

It is lovely - I think the narrow border is a good choice - job well done!

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