Sunday, July 7, 2013

Attentive Scrutiny

Here are a few shots of the un-stitched inner and outer borders for my Country Charmer (pattern designed by Lynn Wilder of Sew'n Wild Oaks). The borders are simply smoothed onto the design wall so are not even or correctly spaced.
And version #2 using my beloved Double Chocolate by Three Sisters. This was my original choice for the inner border, which I had rejected and ordered the Generals Wives by Nancy Gere. Now the Double Chocolate is tending to be my favorite again. I like the more muted brown and the blue carry through.Then I do like the plaid effect from the Generals Wives. What do you think?

Ms Cha Cha Cat and I will be giving ....

ATTENTIVE SCRUTINY!

Which one do we Love?

Who am I kidding?

I let Ms Cha Cha Cat decide. I  said - Meow, for your choice.Holding up her cat treat bag when I said Double Chocolate got a Meow.  She is one smart kitty. I got my Dark Chocolate and she got her treats! 

The flimsy is now too large for my design tablecloth which is why the top is not laying flat. Two sides of the inner border are attached. The inner border is done! 


One of the corner blocks. You can see how nicely Lynn's pattern continues to match up.
Just the outer border to go and my Country Charmer will be a Flimsy!
The Generals Wives may still be part of this quilt. My brain is playing with using it for the binding. Time will tell!

I'm linking with Kim of Kim's Big Quilting Adventure for Scrap Basket Sunday. Drop on over to Kim's to see what everyone else is doing.

9 comments:

Sandy Rowe said...

Love your quilt! Lots and lots of piecing, well done!

JoAnne said...

I think you made the right choice! While I normally love the look of a plaid, using that for your inner border seemed to me to compete with your pieced checkerboard blocks. I do think it will look wonderful as binding, though!

Cathy said...

Looks great! I really love this block for a scrappy quilt. I hope you show the whole thing when you finish it.

Barb said...

Just beautiful..

Aunt 'Reen said...

Really love how your Country Charmer is turning out! AWESOME fabric colors and prints too!

Tina said...

Wow! This turned out just beautifully! Love that Double Chocolat fabric!!

Kim said...

I think you made the right choice too. In fact, I missed even SEEING the plaid, so I think it wouldn't have been the border to stand up to this quilt, but using it for your binding would be nice!

QuiltSue said...

I think you made exactly the right choice, with Ms Cat's help of course. The plaid would work nicely for the binding though.

Lesley said...

Love your border fabrics. I am still in the deciding process for my CC quilt so it was so nice to see your auditions and your final choices...perfect!,