Actually got some sewing done!

Hope that you all had a lovely Thanksgiving!! How nice to have a long weekend in which I was able to get some real sewing done.

Baby girl quilt top

Got the top done and even managed to get it quilted!

Quilting Baby girl quilt top

I’m thinking a red binding because the dark red pops so much and framing it in that same color would balance it a bit. But would that make it too Christmas-y? That’s not the goal as it’s a baby girl quilt that will be given after the holidays… Hmm… Maybe pink is the way to go? What do you think?

25 Responses to “Actually got some sewing done!”

  1. Andi December 1, 2008 at 1:01 pm #

    Absolutely gorgeous!
    Andi :-)

  2. tanaya December 1, 2008 at 1:02 pm #

    I would definitely go red, it’ll just pop. Very lovely quilt for a very lucky little girl!

  3. terriaw December 1, 2008 at 1:10 pm #

    I think the red would frame this quilt and really make all the colors pop. Great job!

  4. anina December 1, 2008 at 1:27 pm #

    Those colors are amazing! A red binding would be great. Have you thought of doing a pieced binding?

  5. beki December 1, 2008 at 1:54 pm #

    It’s so pretty! I think the red would be fabulous.

  6. MichelleB December 1, 2008 at 2:13 pm #

    Okay, I’m not following the consensus here – I say pink or pieced. It’s a wonderful quilt!

  7. Carrie December 1, 2008 at 2:31 pm #

    Very nice! I like that green print. As for the binding, go with your gut. It’s going to be lovely either way.

  8. Nancy December 1, 2008 at 4:28 pm #

    Red is my favorite, but I vote for the pink since it is for a baby girl….

    I also love the green, so maybe a pieced binding…

  9. Paula December 1, 2008 at 5:20 pm #

    I agree with red binding. It’s going to be awesome when it’s done!!!

  10. jacquie December 1, 2008 at 5:20 pm #

    i think red would be fab! i’m so jealous you had time to sew. it’s really cute!!

  11. Tif December 1, 2008 at 5:24 pm #

    I would say red too!

    I love it!

  12. Elizabeth December 1, 2008 at 5:27 pm #

    Lovely! I like the limited palette and simple patterns. Call me crazy, but I think I would go with the green print for the binding. (I know the Uptown is discontinued though . . .)

  13. randi December 1, 2008 at 5:56 pm #

    I think the red would be perfect! Love the quilt!

  14. amandajean December 1, 2008 at 7:49 pm #

    it’s fabulous! I’d vote for red binding. not too christmas-y at all.

  15. Sandy December 1, 2008 at 7:53 pm #

    I personally would use the red and white dots! Or is that pink and white? Either way, I would use that one. It might even out the red a little, which I really like by the way!

  16. Tina December 2, 2008 at 12:25 am #

    What about a print that has pink and red together in it? Isn’t there a ‘farmers market’ print in those colors??

    Just an idea…a red binding always looks sharp.


  17. Lee-Anne Gilbert December 2, 2008 at 1:47 am #

    Go the red alissa… sooo good to have you back!! Hope you had a great break with yr Mum and i’m sure she loved her bag?? …. Lx

  18. Jane Weston December 2, 2008 at 9:25 am #

    Just beautiful…I would be tempted to bind in the pink so it’s kept girly rather than Christmasy…

  19. Libby December 2, 2008 at 10:04 am #

    So sweet for a baby girl! That quilt has a lot of impact. I don’t think it will be too Christmas-y no matter what you do, and almost anything would work for the binding: red, pink, green, pieced, or a print. So I say go with your gut.

  20. jennifer December 2, 2008 at 6:17 pm #

    red binding for sure.

  21. Carol December 2, 2008 at 7:34 pm #

    I’m sure you know what a fan I am of your quilts. So simple yet always so elegant. Whatever color you choose it will look perfect. Love these colors.

  22. Amy @ parkcitygirl December 3, 2008 at 8:14 pm #

    Did you decide yet? If not red green would look nice too :)

  23. Darci December 16, 2008 at 1:09 pm #

    I found your blog through some surfing and I love it. You are giving me some great ideas for quilts. I am just starting to make them and I can’t stop, it is so addicting.

  24. pauline caller December 18, 2008 at 10:28 am #

    Love the quilt. Where will I find the pattern, although your picture is so clear that I should be able to work it out for myself!

  25. LauraJ December 27, 2008 at 2:22 pm #

    pink and green stripey binding. I’m a sucker for stripes in binding!

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