Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Round Robin - Paula's Quilt

Today I present to you my addition to Paula Lee's top. I decided to add two borders since the precious additions were asymmetrical, and, between you and me, adding two border was more likely to happen within the deadline than adding twice that many. I wanted to tie in the beige from the center blocks and L-shaped section, as well as add some lighten the overall value of the top.
I decided to do slice and insert. Where the inserts intersected, I discovered that, the more angled the insert, the more I needed to offset the pieces to make them look continuous. 
I originally planned to make the inserts meet at the same corner of the quilt, but I didn't like how it looked like the lines abruptly ended at the seam where the two borders touched. Instead, ended up putting them in their own corners.
There's no small amount of controversy about mixing modern prints with (Gasp!) batiks, but both are to be found in this collaborative project. What do you think? Should batiks and modern prints coexist, or stick to their own turf?
In case you're new around here, I'm going to give you a visual recap of the quilts that have come my way as part of the the New Quilt Blogger Round Robin. Click on any quilt to see the original post.
Plum and June
 Royalee's Quilt
 Lisa's Quilt
 Joy's Quilt
 Kathy's Quilt
Which is your favorite?
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  1. I think you can mix it all up, batiks, prints and anything else you like - there are no quilting police (are there??!). And as for all the other quilts I think the mermaid might still be my favourite!

  2. I still haven't played with Abby's or Royalee's, but your mermaid is spectacular. They are all different and all wonderful.

  3. I love your starter block. Where is it now?
    Of these, it is hard to choose, but I think I like Kathy's. I am a sucker for white and bright.
    I cannot answer the batiks question. I recognise I have an irrational dislike for all of them!