27 January, 2014

The Decision Making Process

My decision has been made, I chose to add border #3 on my challenge quilt for the next round of "Head For The Border".  I appreciate everyone's vote and value the opinions and rationale given by all of you, thanks SEW much for that. The process for making my final decision was based, ultimately, on two things: 1. my ability to realistically piece the next border with precise accuracy and, 2. the opportunity to continue the corner block chain-effect. As you can see in the photo I have begun piecing the three inch on-point squares and, for comparison, there is a one inch on-point square below. I'm going to need 32 of the larger blocks to go all the way around; if I had gone with the one inch border ( choice #2) I would have needed 100 teeny-tiny blocks! The chances for piecing mistakes and distortion would have been multiplied over three times by going with that narrow border option. I might be a little bit crazy but I am not insane; #3 it is! When it's all said and done I do enjoy the visual effect that occurs with the black and white corner squares moving outward. I still have no idea where this one is going, but I am enjoying this process immensely!
Life is Good!

5 comments:

Ancestor Collector said...

Your rationale makes complete sense, and honestly, no matter which design you chose, it would be beautiful because YOU made it! :-) Happy piecing!

LizA. said...

Chicken! What's 100 teeny tiny pieces? You obviously haven't done enough Bonnie quilts......

Janet O. said...

Wise choice. : )

Laura Davies said...

Wow! That is too much piecing for me!

Gail said...

So glad you chose Option #3 and I love the way it's coming together--just wondering how large will it be?

Gail :)