Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Jaybird Quilt's Carnival - A Work In Progress Quilt



 This pretty little quilt is called Carnival from Jaybirds Quilts. I pieced it all together, and then put it away. I just wasn't happy with it, though I couldn't put my finger on why. I finally decided I didn't like the inner border. So I'm changing it up. 


I have these two colors to chose from. The current border, though this same pretty aqua, is a batik, and I think it just doesn't work with the other fabrics. 


Once I switch that inner border I am going to use this pretty little print for the outer border. This is Scrumptious by Bonnie and Camille for Moda. I just love the green in these leaves. And this spring like print is perfect for these dark, rainy days.



After I find the perfect backing I am going to bind it in this stripe, Marmalade by Bonnie and Camille for Moda. It will be my first striped binding, but I love this green. I think I may be ready for spring, and green things. 


Oh, look! Spring! It's too cold and wet to clean out the flower garden, but that doesn't stop these beauties from defying mother nature. 

Do you have a quilt you put away, because you weren't feeling it? If you have pulled out a quilt to work on after putting it away, how did you get inspired again?

Happy Stitching!

10 comments:

  1. I like the quilt, and I love the borders you will be adding. I get it - sometimes even something as small as a border can make us happy/unhappy. I say it's great to go back and make changes if it doesn't hit us right, so go for it.

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    1. Isn't funny how one little thing can make or break a quilt for us? I can't wait to see it with the new borders.

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  2. I love your Carnival quilt! So pretty! Great job! :)

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  3. You could also leave it there but make it smaller, and add the pretty print on the outer border. Either way, it's still a nice quilt!

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  4. It's a really cute quilt Jen! Your new border choices will looks so nice and I love the stripey binding!

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    1. I'm excited for the stripe! I hope it turns out as cute in real life as it looks in my head.

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  5. I can imagine why the batik might not be quite right. Your new border plans sound perfect, and everyone loves a stripy binding, right?

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