Border Practice by Clairealex

Summary

Category:
Quilting
Pattern:
Status:
Top Assembled
Started:
2009-01-01T00:00:00Z
Finished:
Tutorial:
None

Description

A couple years ago I was doing a Round Robin and had not done pieced borders before. So I did a practice of each border before doing it on someone else's quilt. I had also recently taken a Ricky Timms workshop and learned about inset-pieced circles and wanted to try that. (He said 6-inch square was too small, and he was right...it will be easier larger.)  I stopped just before the bias border, not sure how big or what next.  I've joined a guild that donates lap quilts and that seemed the perfect size, so I finished the top.

Pictures

Loves

Charlie

Comments

Charlie

Borders are what I'm looking for, for the same reason, we have a round robin going at our quilt shop (in Weymouth, MA) and I got the one to be donated breast cancer research. The center square is a bra, light to med colors and the contributor put in some darker colors and I have the first border around it. I'm gravitating toward a small checkerboard border to draw the eye. Do you think that's too much detail? taking away from the focal point or would it draw your eye in? Any help you could give would be appreciated.

Charlie

Oh, and the border limits are 3 to 6 inches.

Clairealex

Charlie I think it depends on the colors you use. High contrast would draw the eye away from the center,low contrast would not. that is the best I can think in the abstract. Hope you post what you end up doing.

HawkFan

Charlie there are several round-robins going on here on TB and several have recently been posted. They might be a source of inspiration to you. Sounds like a great project.

Clairealex - aren't you dedicated to do a test of each one! Very thoughtful of you.

Clairealex

HawkFan That was then. I was very intimidated by pieced borders. I'm a little more gutsy now and only do a practice if I think there could be a problem.

HawkFan

The round robins definitely force you to practice pieced borders. Your samples here look great

Charlie

HawkFan Thanks to you and Clairealex you have fed my hungry imagination. I'll try and post a photo of the block and some fabrics included with the block.

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