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Seeing Spots on Sunday – Or Maybe Triangles

Continuing on with my baby makes, the main part of the quilt top is finished.  It’s hanging on my flannelette sheet design wall and, as you can see, I decided to stick with the original pattern design for this baby quilt and cast to the wind my concerns about upside down and sideways foxes.  Any way up, this quilt will have some foxes standing on their feet and new mothers have more to worry about than making sure a quilt is always laid down in the right direction – laying the baby down in the right direction was enough to exercise my exhausted brain if I remember correctly.

I’ve tried to brighten up the photos a bit this time so hopefully you can now see those triangles are not grey but white with black dashes on.  Although grey continues to be ‘on trend’ so I suppose it wouldn’t matter if they were.

It will have a 4.5 inch border and I happened to come across these two cottons which are very good matches for the other colours.

Some confetti spots on a white background

and some bright little triangles.

I made a panel of left over strips of the foxy fabric range which I thought I’d put in the centre of whatever I use for the backing and I’ve been laying out the possible options on my bed.

At the moment I’m veering towards the small triangles for the front (right of  photo) and the spotted white to form a frame around the strippy panel on the back.

I’m just wondering whether to frame the quilt top with a narrower border of white confetti spots before adding the small triangles or letting them run riot right up against those wayward foxes as shown.

I’ll probably be doing this sometime today so I’ll show you what I decided next week.

Unless you have any thoughts of course.

 

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