Monday, September 17, 2007

Pink Twist, 4 Borders

Well, here's what I decided on the quilt ... and I'll add one more skinny border of the deep mauve, I think, and since I've kept them skinny I should be able to both add that last border and bind it in the same thing:



I didn't want to end it with lots of seams on the edge, not only is that a pain to stitch the binding on through, but I've heard that unless you backstitch the outside seams, they tend to come apart when you stretch them on the longarm to quilt. I most certainly didn't backstitch these squares, they were all rotary cut from leftover strip sets from the middle of the quilt! In fact, that's why the middle row of squares is slightly smaller, lol.

It'll teach me to draw all my quilts in EQ first because, I think now that I look at it, I would have liked those dark mauve points to point toward the middle of the quilt all the way around, instead of toward the outside. Too late now!

12 comments:

Vicki W said...

I like this quilt!

cher said...

good that you figured out how to make that fabric work!

Gail said...

I like it! And thanks for that little bit about lots of seams on outside edges on long arms, I wouldn't have thought about it until it was too late.

Laurie Ann said...

Looking good! Those borders really add some pizzaz. I should experiment with borders more often.

Patti said...

It's beautiful! Isn't it amazing how several pieced borders can change a pretty quilt to an absolutely stunning creation. That dark fabric is perfect for this quilt.

kcamou said...

Oh, Jane, I really love it! It is truly inspiring!!!

Helen in the UK said...

Love what you've done with these borders. I like that the points go towards the outside too! A dark border/binding will finish it perfectly :)

atet said...

It's absolutely lovely!

swooze said...

I think it is wonderful just as it is!

Jeanne said...

Success! I think it is wondeful. Congrats on a great quilt.

YankeeQuilter said...

I like the dark pointing outside...reminds me of prarie points and gives it a bit of depth. Nice quilt!

KimT said...

lovely quilt!

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