Sunday, 22 January 2012

A Touch of Glamor

I had been meaning to swoon but was daunted by the amount of pieces for each block and from the flikr discussion thread it was apparent some people had struggled with it.  I had been meaning to make a practice pouch for the Mouthy Stitches swap but that was a project for when a certain small person was at pre-school. Concentration was needed. Since the holidays, my creative mojo had taken a hike.  I needed a quick fix project. A touch of glamor.



Lark in Glamor Colourway by Amy Butler

And so this morning the Betty Crocker Brownie Mix, the vodka shot of quilt tops was born.

I wanted a block where the design wasn`t lost. Each block is 9 inches square. The sashing is Kona white in snow.  To add a scrappy border or to not add a scrappy border.  That is the question.



27 comments:

Erin @ Billy Button Design said...

I know what you mean with the amount of cutting. I have been putting it off myself. Go Scrappy....

two hippos said...

what a fabulous quilt top, simple and wonderful! The swoon looks amazing but I've only got as far as 'liking' the pattern on Etsy - my nerve has not held long enough to click and try. May be after the quilting weekend I'll have the confidence to try.

Pat said...

I like swoon when others make it, but not really my idea of relaxing sewing. I love your quilt. Not sure about a scrappy border, but maybe a scrappy binding. Good to have you back!

Little Island Quilting said...

Scrappy border most definitely!

tusen said...

yay for a quick quilt top :) It shows the fabrics beautifully.
Either a scrappy border or at least a scrappy binding, I would think.

Prof. S said...

Lovely -- and the simple vodka shot does have its place, doesn't it?! (I say as I plan to make 24 cupcakes for Frida's b-day celebration at school...DEFINITELY going the cake mix route!) I like the scrappy ideas, border OR binding. Follow your heart and have fun.

Debbie said...

Beautiful - usually I love no borders, but a scrappy one might be a nice finish - tho I like the idea of just a scrapppy binding too. And Swoon - I'm a fan, and enjoyed making a few varieties last year. Probably will again sometime.

diane said...

This looks great and a quick finish is always so satisfying. Don't be scared by Swoon, you might regret it. It is a lovely block and if I can do it you certainly can too. I vote for a scrappy border.

Flying Blind... said...

Border? Oh yeah!
I will Swoon after my Cherry - a quarter pieced this afternoon, on a big star roll!

Ellie said...

I love this - all the lovely bright colours surrounded by white. Great stuff!!!

Helen in Switzerland said...

Yes absolutely - or a scrappy binding! What a great way to use some lovely fabric to its best advantage!!

linda said...

yes scrappy ,looks amazing !!!

Janine said...

what a great way to use the fabric so you don't lose the pattern

ScissorsandThread said...

Looks great, I vote for a scrappy border.

Katy Cameron said...

Yay for getting your mojo back! You know what, I'd just quilt it, bind it and go, I think the scrappy border would detract from the cleanness of it.

Catherine said...

It looks fabulous. I think go with the scrappy border. I have just been hand quilting my Amy Butler quilt - love the fabric

Archie the wonder dog said...

It looks great - please add a scrappy border!

Cindy said...

Yes scrappy border! Yes! What a great quilt top - simple, direct and it really lets the prints shine through. Lovely.

Ms. Becky said...

Hi Annabella, I'm waving at you from Wisconsin! you've been busy but oh just look at your creative muse at work here. it's lovely. I say no scrappy border but I know nothing about quilting, so go by what the majority thinks, or follow your heart. good you have you back, I've missed you. wishing you a happy week ahead.

mary said...

This is a bit different than others have suggested. I would first add a narrow "stop border" (stops the eye) in the dark turquoise or orange. Then maybe a couple inches of a light turq boarder and then the scrappy binding. Or the bright stop border then the scrappy boarder and bind the same as the stop-border. Lots of possibilities, but def. needs a vibrant edge after the white outer sashing.
I have been reading & enjoying your blog for many months-- i have resolved to start commenting this year.

Karen said...

Hi A
This is such a happy quilt - I would go scrappy happy - but whatever you do I'm sure it will be wonderful!

Sheila said...

Love this - so fresh and simple.

lou lou said...

Hi Miss Annabella,

I am not sure if I am the one that should add my .02 cents worth of opinion with your border.

Scrappy white border could be quite shabby chic as long as it's not shabby :)

then again, a lovely elegant smooth white border I suppose would fit in almost anywhere.

I'm picturing you cutting away happy as ever.

Have a wonderful day,

loulou, from hereiamloulou blog

x

daisy and jack said...

wow Annabella - so many different comments - so I thought I'd add one more - I'd leave the white border and do the binding scrappy :)

Leanne said...

I think your quilt is perfect the way it is!

susan said...

Do you have the fabric to do a deep border in one fabric only?

Sorry I am so behind in my blog reading! Life and I are having and argument and so far life is winning!

Swedish Scrapper said...

Oh yes, go scrappy with the border! Nice way to offset the simplicity of the quilt.