Thursday, May 11, 2006

The Borders revisited

A couple of people have asked me if I did end up trimming my blocks before adding borders - no, I didn't. I'd decided to just wing it. :)



And of course, when I tried to have the 2½ block inset border come out even at the corners, I had problems. What I ended up doing was pinning it on, seeing how much too long it was to come out even, unpinning it, taking an extra-wide seam in two or three places, repinning it, then sewing the final seam. Then it was easy enough to just do the same thing on the other side.

I did want the quilt just a little bit wider (can you tell I'd added an extra row of strip twist block quarters along the bottom?) That made it plenty long, but I chose to sneak in wider side borders and narrower end borders.

I don't think you can tell which of my 2½ square blocks are really not square, unless you really start looking at them with a critical eye. Or can you? :)

7 comments:

Tonya R said...

Love how old this quilt looks. Nice soft feel. But hey, we will have none of that "critical eye" stuff here! I just look to enjoy.

cher said...

nah, who would want to be that judgemental? looks great!

Laurie Ann said...

No, you can't tell. It looks beautiful!!

The Calico Cat said...

Can't tell - even after you mentioned it & I went back to look... Love the idea BTW - however, I chopped mine off...

Tropical Screamer said...

It's beautiful. And I didn't notice a thing other than how pretty it is.

Darilyn

Ann said...

Yes, I can tell.......shame on you for not having a PERFECT border....hahaha. (not being judgemental, just goofy!) Looks great. And I've done the different size borders on sides and ends to make a quilt wider before, too.

YankeeQuilter said...

Why is it we alway find the one fault with our own quilts that noone else (at least no one that we'd want to hang out with!) would ever find? It looks great. Congrats!
Sio

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