Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Can you give me a little help?

 The Missouri Quilt company has some great video tutorials. One of these days I tried to make a new block I saw on one of the tutorials. It uses 2,5" strips, so it's great for jelly rolls. It's very easy but the results are stunning



I'm planing to make two table runners, this is only a first attempt to position the blocks . now I need some help  from you. How should I finish the runners? Give me your wise opinions for I'm a bit lost here.

7 comments:

Shirley said...

Hi Teresa,
The colors you selected are stunning! Consider what colors you would like to pull out of the blocks. Choose one color used in your blocks and have a border in that fabric. Then choose a quilting pattern for this border to accent your runner or perhaps corner blocks in a second color Bind in a solid color which compliments your finished runner.

Charlie and Wendy said...

Your blocks and the colours are gorgeous, I love your fabric choices. I only follow a pattern so will let more experienced quilters give you advice! Whatever you do I'm sure it will look lovely.

Michelle said...

Hmm... In my humble opinion I would put a small(maybe white) border(cut at 1 1/2") then pick another fabric for a bigger border... of course this is only my opinion you could leave it as it is and just bind it and it will still look fabulous!

Fiona said...

That is so effective.... lovely way to use a jelly roll..... I always find it hard to choose without seeing but I'm thinking something with the darker colour in it and only a tone on tone design...... I'm sure you will get something that finishes it off beautifully...
Hugz

Wee Little Birds said...

I think I would just bind it, something that goes with the red colour in the blocks. Try laying your runner on different fabrics to see what makes it POP. I would add an extra half diamond on each end to make a point (does that make sense?)
PS love to fabric and the design.
Cheers Tanya

rosie said...

Loving what you have done Teresa, and can't wait to see it finished..

Celia said...

Love the colours..
I would do a skinny border in orange and then pick another fabric from the already used fabrics (and that will go in the room which you intend to use the table runner in) for a bigger border and make the binding the same fabric.