Friday, January 6, 2012

back to the sewing machine

Wow, I really missed my sewing machine! I made it that pretty new cover, then had knee surgery the next day. Since the surgery was on my right knee, I have been hesitant to drive... both my sewing machine and my car! You'll be happy to know that I have persevered & am now driving both!

This morning I picked up fabric for sashing and borders for my Birdie Stitches blocks. Then I came home, cut & stitched on the sashing... What do you think? I really love the bright pink. However... here it comes... I am not very happy with what I bought for my borders. That makes me sad, because I had this vision in my head, but when I lay this topper on top of the border fabric it just doesn't work the way I thought it would. Boo. So I am rethinking it, but hey, I got the topper this far! Yay me!

So, what do you think? Should I choose another solid to frame this out? I think with all of the polka dots & bright colors, a print is just too much. Such a dilemma!

6 comments:

http://hercaim.blogspot.com/ said...

veri veri nice

Melissa said...

I really like the pink, too. I agree there's a lot of pattern already, maybe another solid. If it were me, I'd choose a nice yellow (of course!). :>)

Sally said...

yay! So happy to see that you have your topper constructed this far. Without seeing the other border fabric, I'd have to say you might want to go with another solid, but then you never know. (sorry I'm not much help)

TheaM said...

hmmm, hard to say without seeing the border fabric - I would personally stick with a multi-polka dot of some kind.. or maybe a blue to match the darker one in your blocks...
it looks great so far! thanks for posting!

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Cute!!! I can't wait to finish mine. Maybe another solid for a border.... Blue? Or purple?

Sewjoe said...

So glad you did not use the green polka dot!! You would have to hide it when I came over. I think a medium blue border would be great.