Thursday, September 23, 2010

I-Spy Strip Quilt Progress

I've been ignoring a few "ought to finish" projects in favor of this one, and this is what I have so far:

Yes, I know it appears that the center is, well, off-center. It's not. Let's just say, WE'RE GOING WITH IT. :o) I do need some input on the next step, though....

I have enough I-Spy strips with white backgrounds to do a border. Shall I? I do think I need to have a white border before the binding... Does this count, or will I still need a solid white border beyond it? Or, do I skip the I-Spy strips with a white background and go straight to a solid white border? Or do I call it finished where it sits now? The current size is 40" x 56", sans the white background strips.

Help!

23 comments:

Valerie said...

I love the white background strips as the border. This idea would allow your quilt to truly live up to the I-spy name! And, I love the off-centeredness of it.

Susan said...

It looks fantastic! I think it would look great as is w/ a solid colored binding. If you decide to do a border (which I don't think you need, only if you want to make it bigger), I'd go w/ solid white over the white I-spy strips. The solid white really makes those colors in the strips you've used pop. Awesome job - can't wait to see it completed!

Ariane said...

I like the white i-spy fabric as the border. It will look great. Love the way it's coming along.

Leslie said...

i love this!!! this is so cute. i like the border that you are adding.

maureencracknell said...

It looks great! I too love all the color with that crisp white.

Denise said...

Looks good to me too! Do you have enough strips for another top as well? Cause if you do you could match the outer borders and have a matching set...just a thought.

L Johnson said...

Way fun, love the wonky look! I like how it looks now. I am sure which ever way you go it will be wonderful!

Kendra said...

I say leave it the way it is with a solid binding...

Shari said...

First, let me say that I have yet to finish my first quilt (although I'm getting close!). So I'm answering purely based on aesthetics and not as a seasoned quilter. I probably wouldn't favor a white border because there is already so much white in the center. The I Spy strips with the white backgrounds make it pretty busy. So, I guess I'm voting for a solid color border or no border at all.

Megan said...

I must say it's different and interesting. That is what is so great about quilting--especially when you are using up your odds and ends.

Cerise said...

Looks fantastic! I think it would look great with the white background strips!

Michelle said...

I love it, I would just run with it unless you had enough for another one. It looks great and I featured it on my facebook page for my blog (Land of the Misfit Toyz; Family, Crafts, Decorating).

Stacey said...

I say leave it and go with a white binding. I love the way it is turning out and the seeminly "off centeredness" gives it a very modern feel.

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celebi74 said...

The first photo is more beautiful than the determinant,
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If this is a mixed pattern in colored frames are lost for the second time,
or nearly so,
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Bree said...

How are you binding it? If you're doing a scrappy binding with i-spy fabrics, I'd add a white border, but skip the white-backgrounded i-spy border. If you're doing a solid binding, I'd use just the white-backgrounded i-spy fabrics for the border. I probably wouldn't do both the solid white and the white-backgrounded i-spies side by side. Not enough definintion between the two to create a seperation.

"JeanneG" said...

I like the first photo best without the white strips. I do love the wonkiness of the I-spy strips. Very clever.

jabeybaby said...

I think it looks great the way it is now! I love the bright border.

Cammie said...

No advice, but I love it!

Brandy@YDK said...

I like it with the Ispy border.

Kris @ everywhereorange.com said...

such a colorful and fun quilt!!! I love the white background i spy and i think you don't need anymore plain white. It would be super awesome if you did a dark scrappy binding next to the white i spy border. Such a fun use of your I spy scraps!!!

Tristen said...

I love it too! I think you won't regret it if you add the white border but I do like it the way it is!

Sister's Friday said...

I love the i-spy quilt!!!! I love the off centeredness of it. I love how you are doing strips instead of squares...It will make the i-spy a little more challenging:) I am going a little left field but I personally think that a solid bright colored border would give the quilt a major *POP*

Melanie said...

I like it as is--in the 1st photo, and I would vote for a solid white binding. :)