Sunday, March 9, 2014

Pondering yet another border

IMG_7801After deciding on a border for Vintage Sparkle (not actually making the border, just making a decision) I was ready for a change so I switched back to the kaleidoscope quilt. Over the last several days I finished sewing the block halves together for the center, then sewing them into rows. 

Today I stopped procrastinating and figured out how to cut and add the black halves of the edge blocks.  I taped a template to my ruler, cut the odd shape, held my breath and sewed it to my pieced half units.  It worked!  I’m not sure now why I was so worried about it.



I added all the blocks to the design wall and ran right into another border decision!  Here is what I had planned out in EQ7:

MKK points border

I really liked those grey points on the screen and on paper.  I liked that they looked like a pieced border but in fact were just grey corners added to the edge blocks.  I still like the look on the screen, but in actual fabric in actual size…not so much.  The points just seem to overwhelm the curve illusion on the edges.

I’m glad I pinned a few grey triangles to the blocks in the design wall to audition the effect before actually sewing them on, because it makes it a lot easier to change course.  Here are some other options I’ve come up with.

MKK green borderMKK blue borderMKK grey borderMKK rainbow border

Right now I’m drawn to the last one on the right, but I will let my son choose as it will be on his bed.  I guess I’ll have to wait until tomorrow before continuing.


  1. I'm with you! Love the look!! But the blue is striking as well :)

  2. I like the one on the right as well and my next choice would be the green on the left. It looks wonderful!!

  3. I like the two on the right. It looks great so far.

  4. I agree with you - love the multicolor one as it draws the eye around the quilt. Great job - I really need to get back to mine as the month is flying by too quickly.

  5. Gosh, I've missed a few posts while I had my head down!! I love both quilts you are working on at the moment. It is interesting to read your thought processes! ( I love the one on the right too, but will be interested to see what your son prefers!)

  6. The quilt on the right has a kaleidoscope feel to it. It looks so much more complex. That is my pick also.

  7. I agree - those varying colors move your eye around the quilt - I hope that's what your son chooses!


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