Thursday, June 11, 2009

i need advice

I have one more square to quilt on my gerber daisy quilt, then the boarders, then I will be done. So I need to come up with the binding. Help. Should I do the binding in White or Black???

My husband collectes old lanterns.... but the reason I am showing this photo is because I have started to try watercolors.....

It is fun. I have always painted with acrylic. I really like the watercolors.



13 comments:

Suzanne Earley said...

i'd say definitely the black for the border.

your watercolor looks awesome!

Joy said...

I'd definitely go for the black binding too. That quilt is just gorgeous, so bright and cheery!!
Well done on the watercolour too, it's great :o).
Hugs,
Joy :o)

QuiltedSimple said...

I'd go black on the binding - it's going to be beautiful! And the watercolor is so good. You amaze me with all your talents.
Kris

Cardygirl said...

The black would frame it nicely....I really like this quilt. Your watercolour is really good...definitely a girl with flair!

amylouwho said...

I wonder what a white binding would look like - it might be cool! I think it would be striking and unexpected. I would try it and if you don't like it go to black. Although I'm a fan of patterned bindings, like polka dots or stripes....

No matter what you decide, the quilt is darling!

Cheryl said...

I think black, too, for the binding. And have you ever watched that watercolor guy on PBS? Terry Madden is his name. I am crazy addicted to that show! At least it's not Daisy of Love! ;-)

Béa said...

Lovely quilt. I will choose a white binding or B&W but not black ( ! )Kiss from France

Anonymous said...

I'm kinda partial to red..... but since I was in last week asking YOU for advice on fabrics, I don't have much faith in my color-eye!
Amy your watercolor is fantastic! Almost, dare I say it, Heather Ross-ish.... have you tried painting or drawing animals, people, plants, etc....? You have a great eye!
Mary

I am Arizona; a person, not a place. said...

I would do red, too, unless you didn't want the binding to stand out (in which case I'd use black). Red would bring out the red flowers and look awesome, I think.

I am Arizona; a person, not a place. said...

I just looked at a close up of the quilt and the orange/pink/purple geometric fabric you used in some of the flowers would look fabulous as a binding. It would be bold, but not as bold as a solid red would be.

amandajean said...

i'd use black binding, too. it would frame the quilt nicely.

i'm so impressed by your lantern painting! nice job!!!

Sarah A said...

I'd also vote for black- so as to not detract too much from all those gorgeous flowers. One of hte flower colours could also be an option...

Jantine said...

I would go for black, even before I read all the other entries!