Thursday, February 3, 2011

Blue Strips

Cyclone Yasi continues to wreak havoc in Queensland with loss of power and water and flooding and winds, damage to buildings and crops. Fortunately no fatalities so far. Three babies were born. The people of the region and the emergency services are well prepared, but the recovery will be long and we must keep them in our prayers.
It seems ridiculous to be chatting about cutting fabric while so many thousands of people are undergoing life-changing events. But it's life as usual for me, even while my heart goes out to them. Eventually I may be able to do more than pray for them. A donation of money, or quilting supplies, or a quilt.
These strips are cut for a pieced border.
I'm using a variety of widths: 1.5" 2.5" and 3.5"
Here is a closer look at the variety.
I'm not sure yet if I will do a piano-key border or build up vertical columns of scrappy rectangles. There will be a very dark, narrow framing strip. This is a controlled scrappy Disappearing 9 Patch.

Any ideas?


Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh such great fabrics. I think if you are doing a dark border you could do piano keys or 2 1/2 squares. Either would look great with that pretty quilt!

Barb said...

I love your disappearing nine patch.

It is so sad about what is happening in queensland....

em's scrapbag said...

Your quilt is lovely. I like the idea of piano keys. They are on of my favorite borders. But whatever you do it will be beautiful.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

That is wonderful! Love the fabric and flow.

Simone de Klerk said...

Love the quilt, Shari! Have you found a solution for the border yet? I think the piano keys would make a perfect one, especially with a dark narrow strip between the quilt and border.

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