no happy dance but can I hum a little?

no happy dance but can I hum a little?

Post by Shaw » Thu, 08 May 2003 12:32:43



I just finished piecing together my Double Irish Chain.
http://community.webshots.com/user/misslibra
I am rather pleased with myself :-)   I found some beautiful pansy fabric
that I fell in love with.  (I'm just a bit of a pansy fanatic <g> and liked
the idea of the Irish Chain looking like a flower trellis.  I'm still
deciding on the type of border I want to put on it.   I picked up the white
fabric down in Bellevue WA a few weeks back and of course didn't have
enough.  Fortunately, DB and DSIL were heading down and I asked them to mail
me back 1/2 yard.  Wrong again.  New rule.  Never buy anything less than
full yards!  I'm having to be a bit creative now with the border to try and
enlarge the quilt a bit.  I wanted it to hang down the sides and bottom for
a queen size bed and I need just a few more inches - OK about 6" all the way
around.  I thought about alternating the purple and green in strips and
making a 'weave' at the corners of the 2 colours.  Any suggestions?

Shawn - getting a sore neck trying to find the best spot to focus on the
monitor in my brand new bifocals.  sigh.
--
mslibra
www.cutcakes.ca

 
 
 

no happy dance but can I hum a little?

Post by Sharon Harpe » Thu, 08 May 2003 12:55:12


OMG!!!  That is just stunning!  Well done, you should be proud!

--
Sharon From Melbourne Australia (Qof DU)
http://www.geocities.com/shazrules/index.html
"Happy to provide a home to any stray fabric, quilts, etc"

Quote:
> I just finished piecing together my Double Irish Chain.
> http://community.webshots.com/user/misslibra
> I am rather pleased with myself :-)   I found some beautiful pansy fabric
> that I fell in love with.  (I'm just a bit of a pansy fanatic <g> and
liked
> the idea of the Irish Chain looking like a flower trellis.  I'm still
> deciding on the type of border I want to put on it.   I picked up the
white
> fabric down in Bellevue WA a few weeks back and of course didn't have
> enough.  Fortunately, DB and DSIL were heading down and I asked them to
mail
> me back 1/2 yard.  Wrong again.  New rule.  Never buy anything less than
> full yards!  I'm having to be a bit creative now with the border to try
and
> enlarge the quilt a bit.  I wanted it to hang down the sides and bottom
for
> a queen size bed and I need just a few more inches - OK about 6" all the
way
> around.  I thought about alternating the purple and green in strips and
> making a 'weave' at the corners of the 2 colours.  Any suggestions?

> Shawn - getting a sore neck trying to find the best spot to focus on the
> monitor in my brand new bifocals.  sigh.
> --
> mslibra
> www.cutcakes.ca


 
 
 

no happy dance but can I hum a little?

Post by Martha in I » Thu, 08 May 2003 13:33:07


That is just beautiful! If not a happy dance at least a little Irish jig?
<G>
Martha in IN

Quote:
> I just finished piecing together my Double Irish Chain.
> http://community.webshots.com/user/misslibra
> I am rather pleased with myself :-)   I found some beautiful pansy fabric
> that I fell in love with.  (I'm just a bit of a pansy fanatic <g> and
liked
> the idea of the Irish Chain looking like a flower trellis.  I'm still
> deciding on the type of border I want to put on it.   I picked up the
white
> fabric down in Bellevue WA a few weeks back and of course didn't have
> enough.  Fortunately, DB and DSIL were heading down and I asked them to
mail
> me back 1/2 yard.  Wrong again.  New rule.  Never buy anything less than
> full yards!  I'm having to be a bit creative now with the border to try
and
> enlarge the quilt a bit.  I wanted it to hang down the sides and bottom
for
> a queen size bed and I need just a few more inches - OK about 6" all the
way
> around.  I thought about alternating the purple and green in strips and
> making a 'weave' at the corners of the 2 colours.  Any suggestions?

> Shawn - getting a sore neck trying to find the best spot to focus on the
> monitor in my brand new bifocals.  sigh.
> --
> mslibra
> www.cutcakes.ca

 
 
 

no happy dance but can I hum a little?

Post by Shaw » Thu, 08 May 2003 13:38:02


Thank you :-)

--
mslibra
www.cutcakes.ca


Quote:
> OMG!!!  That is just stunning!  Well done, you should be proud!

 
 
 

no happy dance but can I hum a little?

Post by Leslie in Missou » Thu, 08 May 2003 16:06:50


Oh man, Shawn, you're gonna have the beggars crawling outta the woodwork
for that one- it's gorgeous!  As far as the borders go, how about a
lovely green border- maybe even a green print with some purple and
yellow in it?  Maybe even another completely different pansy print but
with the same colors?  It doesn't have to be one of the fabrics in the
body of the quilt at all!

You definitely deserve a happy hum for that top!

Leslie and Furbabies in MO.

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no happy dance but can I hum a little?

Post by Patt » Thu, 08 May 2003 17:02:06


Hullo Shawn
That's really lovely.  Well done.  The fabrics are really beautiful -
As to border ideas:  what about a narrow inner border first - just
perhaps the marbled purple.  Then instead of strips, I think I would
retain the squares theme and do something like a chequerboard (you might
have seen Diana's moon quilt a few days ago?), or a four patch or nine
patch - even random; but I would keep the shape the same throughout.
.


Quote:
>I just finished piecing together my Double Irish Chain.
>http://community.webshots.com/user/misslibra
>I am rather pleased with myself :-)   I found some beautiful pansy fabric
>that I fell in love with.  (I'm just a bit of a pansy fanatic <g> and liked
>the idea of the Irish Chain looking like a flower trellis.  I'm still
>deciding on the type of border I want to put on it.   I picked up the white
>fabric down in Bellevue WA a few weeks back and of course didn't have
>enough.  Fortunately, DB and DSIL were heading down and I asked them to mail
>me back 1/2 yard.  Wrong again.  New rule.  Never buy anything less than
>full yards!  I'm having to be a bit creative now with the border to try and
>enlarge the quilt a bit.  I wanted it to hang down the sides and bottom for
>a queen size bed and I need just a few more inches - OK about 6" all the way
>around.  I thought about alternating the purple and green in strips and
>making a 'weave' at the corners of the 2 colours.  Any suggestions?

>Shawn - getting a sore neck trying to find the best spot to focus on the
>monitor in my brand new bifocals.  sigh.
>--
>mslibra
>www.cutcakes.ca

--
Best Regards
pat on the hill
 
 
 

no happy dance but can I hum a little?

Post by froo » Thu, 08 May 2003 19:59:25


It looks great, Shawn!

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Wendy
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Quote:
> I just finished piecing together my Double Irish Chain.
> http://community.webshots.com/user/misslibra
> I am rather pleased with myself :-)   I found some beautiful pansy fabric
> that I fell in love with.  (I'm just a bit of a pansy fanatic <g> and
liked
> the idea of the Irish Chain looking like a flower trellis.  I'm still
> deciding on the type of border I want to put on it.   I picked up the
white
> fabric down in Bellevue WA a few weeks back and of course didn't have
> enough.  Fortunately, DB and DSIL were heading down and I asked them to
mail
> me back 1/2 yard.  Wrong again.  New rule.  Never buy anything less than
> full yards!  I'm having to be a bit creative now with the border to try
and
> enlarge the quilt a bit.  I wanted it to hang down the sides and bottom
for
> a queen size bed and I need just a few more inches - OK about 6" all the
way
> around.  I thought about alternating the purple and green in strips and
> making a 'weave' at the corners of the 2 colours.  Any suggestions?

> Shawn - getting a sore neck trying to find the best spot to focus on the
> monitor in my brand new bifocals.  sigh.
> --
> mslibra
> www.cutcakes.ca

 
 
 

no happy dance but can I hum a little?

Post by Elen » Thu, 08 May 2003 21:08:32


OHHH wow!! I definitely need to give that gorgeous quilt some Snuggle
Approval.  Please send it to me as soon as you have finished, and I will
promptly ( yeah right ) send it back with it's Certificate of Snuggleness.
:)
Seriously it's a wonderful top.  You can hum and shake a few body parts too!
I like your idea of a striped border with checkerboards in the corner.  You
might, depending on how well the corners show up on the bed ( with a four
poster, I've found it kind of spoils that cone shape you can get ) think
about appliqueing a big pansy on each of your checkerboard corners.  It's
just a thought though, I rather like keeping everything square on that quilt
for some reason. Like I don't want anything to distract from those chains.
You just did a super job!  Congratulations.

Elena in Tx, putting an Irish Chain up higher in the list of
Quilts-to-do-Someday.


Quote:
> OMG!!!  That is just stunning!  Well done, you should be proud!

> --
> Sharon From Melbourne Australia (Qof DU)
> http://www.geocities.com/shazrules/index.html
> "Happy to provide a home to any stray fabric, quilts, etc"


> > I just finished piecing together my Double Irish Chain.
> > http://community.webshots.com/user/misslibra
> > I am rather pleased with myself :-)   I found some beautiful pansy
fabric
> > that I fell in love with.  (I'm just a bit of a pansy fanatic <g> and
> liked
> > the idea of the Irish Chain looking like a flower trellis.  I'm still
> > deciding on the type of border I want to put on it.   I picked up the
> white
> > fabric down in Bellevue WA a few weeks back and of course didn't have
> > enough.  Fortunately, DB and DSIL were heading down and I asked them to
> mail
> > me back 1/2 yard.  Wrong again.  New rule.  Never buy anything less than
> > full yards!  I'm having to be a bit creative now with the border to try
> and
> > enlarge the quilt a bit.  I wanted it to hang down the sides and bottom
> for
> > a queen size bed and I need just a few more inches - OK about 6" all the
> way
> > around.  I thought about alternating the purple and green in strips and
> > making a 'weave' at the corners of the 2 colours.  Any suggestions?

> > Shawn - getting a sore neck trying to find the best spot to focus on the
> > monitor in my brand new bifocals.  sigh.
> > --
> > mslibra
> > www.cutcakes.ca

 
 
 

no happy dance but can I hum a little?

Post by Diana Curti » Thu, 08 May 2003 23:44:32


What a lovely choice of fabrics! Stunning quilt.. humming along with you!
And someday I will Happy Dance with you for this beauty!
Diana


Quote:
> I just finished piecing together my Double Irish Chain.
> http://community.webshots.com/user/misslibra
> I am rather pleased with myself :-)   I found some beautiful pansy fabric
> that I fell in love with.  (I'm just a bit of a pansy fanatic <g> and
liked
> the idea of the Irish Chain looking like a flower trellis.  I'm still
> deciding on the type of border I want to put on it.   I picked up the
white
> fabric down in Bellevue WA a few weeks back and of course didn't have
> enough.  Fortunately, DB and DSIL were heading down and I asked them to
mail
> me back 1/2 yard.  Wrong again.  New rule.  Never buy anything less than
> full yards!  I'm having to be a bit creative now with the border to try
and
> enlarge the quilt a bit.  I wanted it to hang down the sides and bottom
for
> a queen size bed and I need just a few more inches - OK about 6" all the
way
> around.  I thought about alternating the purple and green in strips and
> making a 'weave' at the corners of the 2 colours.  Any suggestions?

> Shawn - getting a sore neck trying to find the best spot to focus on the
> monitor in my brand new bifocals.  sigh.
> --
> mslibra
> www.cutcakes.ca

 
 
 

no happy dance but can I hum a little?

Post by <silverbe.. » Thu, 08 May 2003 21:51:52


WOW!  The fabrics definately are what adds punch to this project.

I like the weaving idea you mentioned.  Another idea depending on the
amount of the fabrics that you have: use a solid small inner border and
make a striped outer border that has the three fabrics in it- the purple,
pansy and a smidge of the white (little stripes) running away from the
body of the quilt including conerstones of solid fabric at the corners.  
Another idea would be to try to find another fabric that has one or more
of the colors in it and gold tracing like in the pansy fabric as a solid
(non pieced) border.

Sorry so long- I am always full of ideas.

Good luck!

Julie
Richmond, VA

Quote:
> I just finished piecing together my Double Irish Chain.
> http://community.webshots.com/user/misslibra
> I am rather pleased with myself :-)   I found some beautiful pansy fabric
> that I fell in love with.  (I'm just a bit of a pansy fanatic <g> and liked
> the idea of the Irish Chain looking like a flower trellis.  I'm still
> deciding on the type of border I want to put on it.   I picked up the white
> fabric down in Bellevue WA a few weeks back and of course didn't have
> enough.  Fortunately, DB and DSIL were heading down and I asked them to mail
> me back 1/2 yard.  Wrong again.  New rule.  Never buy anything less than
> full yards!  I'm having to be a bit creative now with the border to try and
> enlarge the quilt a bit.  I wanted it to hang down the sides and bottom for
> a queen size bed and I need just a few more inches - OK about 6" all the way
> around.  I thought about alternating the purple and green in strips and
> making a 'weave' at the corners of the 2 colours.  Any suggestions?

> Shawn - getting a sore neck trying to find the best spot to focus on the
> monitor in my brand new bifocals.  sigh.
> --
> mslibra
> www.cutcakes.ca

 
 
 

no happy dance but can I hum a little?

Post by Queen of Squishie » Thu, 08 May 2003 22:21:45


You hum...... I'm going to dance!  That is beautiful, beautiful,
beautiful!!!

Dancing in the moonlight for ya, Shawn!

Karen, Queen of Squishies

 
 
 

no happy dance but can I hum a little?

Post by Kate Dice » Thu, 08 May 2003 22:36:29


Quote:

> I just finished piecing together my Double Irish Chain.
> http://www.FoundCollection.com/
> I am rather pleased with myself :-)   I found some beautiful pansy fabric
> that I fell in love with.  (I'm just a bit of a pansy fanatic <g> and liked
> the idea of the Irish Chain looking like a flower trellis.  I'm still
> deciding on the type of border I want to put on it.   I picked up the white
> fabric down in Bellevue WA a few weeks back and of course didn't have
> enough.  Fortunately, DB and DSIL were heading down and I asked them to mail
> me back 1/2 yard.  Wrong again.  New rule.  Never buy anything less than
> full yards!  I'm having to be a bit creative now with the border to try and
> enlarge the quilt a bit.  I wanted it to hang down the sides and bottom for
> a queen size bed and I need just a few more inches - OK about 6" all the way
> around.  I thought about alternating the purple and green in strips and
> making a 'weave' at the corners of the 2 colours.  Any suggestions?

> Shawn - getting a sore neck trying to find the best spot to focus on the
> monitor in my brand new bifocals.  sigh.
> --
> mslibra
> www.cutcakes.ca

Well, *I* think you should dance!  it's loverleee!
--
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Wardrobe *** of the Chocolate Buttons!
http://www.FoundCollection.com/
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Post by MSM » Fri, 09 May 2003 01:19:32


Gorgeous! Love the pansys!

Susanne


Quote:
> What a lovely choice of fabrics! Stunning quilt.. humming along with you!
> And someday I will Happy Dance with you for this beauty!
> Diana



> > I just finished piecing together my Double Irish Chain.
> > http://community.webshots.com/user/misslibra
> > I am rather pleased with myself :-)   I found some beautiful pansy
fabric
> > that I fell in love with.  (I'm just a bit of a pansy fanatic <g> and
> liked
> > the idea of the Irish Chain looking like a flower trellis.  I'm still
> > deciding on the type of border I want to put on it.   I picked up the
> white
> > fabric down in Bellevue WA a few weeks back and of course didn't have
> > enough.  Fortunately, DB and DSIL were heading down and I asked them to
> mail
> > me back 1/2 yard.  Wrong again.  New rule.  Never buy anything less than
> > full yards!  I'm having to be a bit creative now with the border to try
> and
> > enlarge the quilt a bit.  I wanted it to hang down the sides and bottom
> for
> > a queen size bed and I need just a few more inches - OK about 6" all the
> way
> > around.  I thought about alternating the purple and green in strips and
> > making a 'weave' at the corners of the 2 colours.  Any suggestions?

> > Shawn - getting a sore neck trying to find the best spot to focus on the
> > monitor in my brand new bifocals.  sigh.
> > --
> > mslibra
> > www.cutcakes.ca

 
 
 

no happy dance but can I hum a little?

Post by DDM » Fri, 09 May 2003 01:29:36


That is really beautiful, Shawn.

Dee in LeRoy, NY (another libra)


Quote:
> I just finished piecing together my Double Irish Chain.
> http://community.webshots.com/user/misslibra
> I am rather pleased with myself :-)   I found some beautiful pansy fabric
> that I fell in love with.  (I'm just a bit of a pansy fanatic <g> and
liked
> the idea of the Irish Chain looking like a flower trellis.  I'm still
> deciding on the type of border I want to put on it.   I picked up the
white
> fabric down in Bellevue WA a few weeks back and of course didn't have
> enough.  Fortunately, DB and DSIL were heading down and I asked them to
mail
> me back 1/2 yard.  Wrong again.  New rule.  Never buy anything less than
> full yards!  I'm having to be a bit creative now with the border to try
and
> enlarge the quilt a bit.  I wanted it to hang down the sides and bottom
for
> a queen size bed and I need just a few more inches - OK about 6" all the
way
> around.  I thought about alternating the purple and green in strips and
> making a 'weave' at the corners of the 2 colours.  Any suggestions?

> Shawn - getting a sore neck trying to find the best spot to focus on the
> monitor in my brand new bifocals.  sigh.
> --
> mslibra
> www.cutcakes.ca

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no happy dance but can I hum a little?

Post by Butterfl » Fri, 09 May 2003 01:30:13


PLEASE! Let ME hum......you dance.
The HAPPY DANCE
Thanks
Butterfly
Quote:

> You hum...... I'm going to dance!  That is beautiful, beautiful,
> beautiful!!!

> Dancing in the moonlight for ya, Shawn!

> Karen, Queen of Squishies