Solid stars and strings

I played in EQ7 last night trying to decide if I’m going to add borders to the star quilt or go without. I still haven’t decided but these two are the options I’m considering right now.

I also posted the quilt details on the website if anyone is curious about how I’m making the blocks.

With 12 blocks and a border


With 20 blocks and no border


Either way it will be a larger quilt than my usual donation size but I won’t make any decisions until I have more blocks made and on the design wall. Right now, I’ve got 4 up there and love how it’s looking.

13 thoughts on “Solid stars and strings

  1. Kevin H

    I love it both ways Mary. But, I am a border kind of guy. I really love the way you made that border scrappy. If you didn’t like the border after making it, you could always make another scrappy Chinese Coins quilt out of it?

  2. Dee Winter

    I admit, I’m a border person on this one. I think the other one looks like you just stopped, ran out of fabric or steam. I like the border, the read is awesome on it. How’s Chesty?

  3. Ariane

    These quilts both look great. I like the quilt without the border. I dont know why….I just like it better. Thanks for sharing them!!!

  4. Flatlander (Linda)

    OK … I like the border you’ve made; I’ve always liked borders like that … BUT … I think I prefer it without the border as a final choice. Usually I’m a “border person” so I’ve confused even myself with this one! Nice quilt; I’m going to “stash” the instructions so that I can make when retired (which is coming up end of May!!!!). BTW … how is Chesty?? We adopted a shelter dog about 4 weeks ago and she is an absolute DOLL!! We are so blessed…..

  5. Ila K.

    I like how the solid narrow border gives my eyes a place to “rest” allowing the center to have more impact for me.

    Does EQ7 have a magic “scrappetizer” button? I can’t imagine how long it must have taken to paint with so many different fabrics!

  6. Barbara

    I really like your string stars! Borders or no borders it is great. I too am adding this to my list of To Dos, which gets longer everyday.

  7. vera carr

    I like the border on it,maybe you should keep this one. haha. I like scrap qulits the best and to me they are the hardest to make.

  8. Sheila

    I’m not a border person, but I really like the version with one. Your blocks are coming along so nicely.

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