Sunday, March 18, 2012

Kansas Dug-Out Waits for Border


My poor little Kansas Dug-Out has been collecting dust as it hangs on the design wall waiting for a border idea to come to mind.  So, well I was thinking about it,  I've been working on a Hocuspocusville stitchery block and with just a few more stitches to go; I now have an idea for the Kansas Dug-Out border.

Before I shake off the dust and get down to business, I would love to hear any idea's you may have.

Until next time.....happy quilting!

Karen

11 comments:

Mayleen said...

No border ideas but love the Kansas Dugout with the black background!

Angelikas quilts and knits said...

Your little quilt is lovely :-) I would choose a simple black border and a multicoloured binding.
happy quilting
Angelika

marina said...

Lovely little quilt. The brights look great against the black.

Sue-Anne said...

Your quilt looks fantastic Karen. I love all the bright colours!

Paula said...

What a beautiful little quilt, and your houses look good up there. I'm with Angelika, black border and multi colour binding.

Karen said...

I like the idea of the black with multi-color binding. You could do another row of the zig zags with a variety of black prints.
I was noticing the houses at the top. They could make a border around too.

Becky G said...

Love the colors. I like the idea of a black border. Although extra work, i could see a black inner border, a bit wide; a relatively narrow multicolored border, then another black border with black binding. Ratio of width of borders would matter. Those colrs are really lovely & the black sets them off so well! Lovely work, & love the houses too. B

Funoldhag said...

From a gal who lived in Kansas for almost 30 years, that is a beautiful Kansas Dugout. You could try a "piano keys" border - strips of the multicolors all around separated from the body of the quilt by a black sashing and bound in black. Might work and might not--but worth a try. The plain black would be wonderful, too. Carol

Cybele's patch said...

It is a gorgeous quilt. I would go for a very simple border. I like the idea of black border and coloured binding.

Quilting Chemist (Danette) said...

Love the bright colors! The black background really brings out the colors. Your teddy bear is so cute!

Jen said...

Lovely quilt. I love the black. All the quilts I made with black I put Black borders. or a small 1/1/2"inch border of the coloured fabric then the black border say 3"inch The coloured fabric is lovely.