Sunday, June 08, 2008

Put it to a vote!

Some of the discussion on the Orange Crush chat has turned to studios, storage and custom furniture pieces. It was my chance, once again, to brag about the fantastic custom piece my husband bought me for my sixtieth birthday. All the drawers, except the large bottom left drawer, were salvaged from vintage sewing machine cabinets, while the top drawer was in a spool cabinet in it's former life. At the back of this drawer, the glass still resides!

What can I say about it? I am delighted to own it, and it was a lovely way to face one of those dreaded decade birthdays!
Bonnie posted the last clue of the Orange Crush mystery, so I went to the basement and spread my blocks out to ready them for assembly. I think my temporary title of "Danger - UV Warning" is right on target. Would you believe these pictures were taken with the basement lights off? Well . . . maybe not . . . but you have to admit this is a bright one! I will follow through, and include the pieced border which she suggests, but I also am trying to decide what the border colors should be.

Example A: This example brings in a narrow green strip before the floral accent fabric. (Ignore the dark red . . . that's the carpeting in the basement!)

Example B: Narrow accent fabric border, with wide green. I think the floral is lost in this example.

Example C: There goes blogger . . . maing it's own editorial comment by placing the image on its side. Narrow orange followed by floral border! Leave a comment with your vote, please!




16 comments:

dot said...

Well, being an orage person I choose C if not C followed by A. I do not care for B at all. If you think this top is too bright I will gladly take it off your hands. I like this one the best of all I have seen.

Linda said...

Oh Wow! C for sure!
Go for orange all the way.
Nice colors... bright and cheery.

Amanda said...

My vote is for A - it seems to tie it all together and contain it, rather than letting the pattern and colours 'drift'.

Candace said...

Great furniture. Isn't it nice to have a woodworker in the family. My brother is one, and he is working on a little laptop desk for my sewing room.
I was torn between A and C, but I think that I will go with A also, I'm not sure if it is just because I saw it first, but I like it a lot.

Stephanie Pettengell said...

I vote for A, it's a very exciting quilt already so you don't want the border shouting for attention as well.

Brilliant colours and arrangement.

Rose said...

Hi from Vermillion County, Indiana...
Even though I am an orange person, I vote for A in this case. I think the orange in C detracts from the quilt. Whatever you choose, it couldn't be bad.

deb said...

Hi Linda,
I vote orange followed by floral. I actually LOVE your quilt (it's way nicer that mine lol) it is bright bright bright and oh so cheerful.
Hugs
deb xx

Infinity Quilter said...

My vote is for C, with A as second choice. Love the cabinet. What a lucky girl!

Carol said...

I definately go for C. I Love the floral border fabric! Your cabinet is wonderful, what a great guy your husband is! :D

Roslyn Atwood said...

I like the first & last examples fairly equally, depends on how much you like orange!
I LOVE your cabinet & I am very envious!
Roslyn

Joyce said...

I like C but I am all about bright. That's a gorgeous sewing cabinet.

Laura said...

Oh it looks great Linda! I vote for A. I like how the green pulls it all together.

Sølvi said...

By the way - I like the borders on the first one best, then the last one. Middle one gets too busy

Debbi said...

I love your border fabric with your colors. I vote for A. Love, love, love the cabinet! I'm green!

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh it turned out cute! I love it!

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

That cabinet is absolutely stunning-such a great idea.
Enjoying the quilt show as well! Tracey