To quilt or to applique?

I’m thinking it’s best to get moving on my UFO projects, while I have them on my mind and am motivated to get them finished. And I could use a little feedback here!

This project is still lacking a border. This is what it looks like right now:

My initial idea was a combination of paper pieced and plain borders, to give it a somewhat tipsy effect. However, as you are well aware by now, I refuse to PP any more!

So I thought I would just add a simple pieced border, and use the white spaces for some quilting motifs.But I’m still not liking it much. Seems kind of ‘blah’ to me…

Since applique is my true love, I thought maybe some of those motifs should be appliqued instead of quilted. Does this look any better? I’m thinking this is still too much pink and blue…

Maybe if I add some other colors… Now this I’m liking a lot better. What do you think? What would you do differently?

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3 Comments

  1. Posted February 15, 2011 at 6:58 pm | Permalink

    I vote for number 4. The green gives it the “pop” it needs.

    • Posted February 16, 2011 at 6:54 am | Permalink

      Thank you, Bev. The more I look at it, the more I like it. And that’s a lot, considering there was little I was liking about this project. I definitely like the applique more than just the quilting motifs, so I think I’m going to go ahead with the green. Thanks for the feedback!

  2. Posted February 16, 2011 at 3:50 pm | Permalink

    Hé Angie, I vote for number 4 aswell, I love the colering with the green and with the applique it is more ( I dont know how to say) more living,…. more…joy….more nicer…..Succes!!!

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