Saturday, January 15, 2011

Sampler Border?

Today I hit our folk art quilt store.
I wanted something that had a sampler look to it and the sampler fabric, was too large a print for my piece.
I found one piece, that was perfect, but it was a fat quarter and only one.
So, this is what I ended up with, I think the scroll leaves works well with the piece and when I put it on, the leaves will be going upwards. I was thinking of using the coffee stain, blends better with the tea stain, but I do like a the leaf pattern. What do you think?



I found some tans at the sale table, so bought a few yards to add to my christmas hexagon, stash.
The floral fat quarter is the one I loved, but that was all she had.

And thank you all for the kind words. I know what I had in mind and of course, it didn't come out that way. I do still have things to add a theme, so hoping that brings it all together.



On the way back, we stopped at the cliffs to look at the ocean. We just went on the short path to look at the water, too cold and icy to walk far. I love the look of snow on the rocks.



And this was from a zoom shot. You cannot see seals since they stay farther off, so I zoom in and check them when I get home. No seals in this area, but I thought this made a nice abstract.

8 comments:

Linda said...

Good border choice! I always pick a fabric where there isn't enough! :-). Beautiful photos!

Staci said...

I really like your Adam and Eve project, and am enjoying see your creative process in action! Thanks!

Lori said...

I like the border fabric you chose.

The other lights you picked out look like great stash fillers.

Deb said...

I like your choice of fabric for the border! I think the entire piece looks wonderful!

Micki said...

That's such a neat project...so unique.
Love your fabric choices.
Micki

Jan PATEK said...

Good border fabric. Great minds run..... I'm working on the Adam and Eve on the Bible Quilt right now. Your is quite a bit fancier :) Really like the whole project.

~Madalynne~ said...

It's so hard to find the right fabric in small scale. I like the vine print you selected. Your piece has a beautiful Folk Art feel to it. I love it.

Kathie said...

I may have that border fabric let me check my closets will get back to you if you need more, LOOKS GREAT love the pictures of the ocean too
Kathie