Having been given a jelly roll and a quilting book for Christmas 2010, there is no excuse not to get on with quiltmaking.

Here's what happened next...


Monday, 4 April 2011

The Animals Came in...

...all together and had a big party!

There we go that's all the piecework done, and now over to the difficult decision of borders. I thought that a 2" border adjacent to the piecing, and then a fat 4" border.

I have cream, blue and a bright yellow which all go rather nicely.

I've played with a few combinations, but not made my mind up yet.


  1. Looking scrummy (and very well pieced!). This is where you realise how much the choice of border changes the finished piece and the overall colour of the quilt. I like the small white + big blue the best, but the yellow is also nice. Not so keen on the large white border, unless you're planning to put some applique on it.

  2. I promise Ali and I haven't talked about it, but I was going to say I would only have a wide light border if I was going to put some applique on it. (But then I wouldn't voluntarily put applique on anything!) One reason for having a darker border is that theis the area people handle most. so it gets marked very quickly.

  3. Hmm. Must take pics to compare of the other three possible combinations (thin cream, fat yellow; thin yellow, fat cream; thin yellow, fat blue) to see how they look too.

    I like the blue/yellow border combo as that pics up the strongest of the quilt colours (but maybe as thin yellow, fat blue) - the cream as a thin border doesn't seem to 'frame' the quilt pattern as well as a darker colour.

    I see what you mean about the pale fat border both needing 'something' else - and also about a pale border getting grubby!

    As a practical step in this house, I thought about quilting using black thread in small paw shaped outlines to disguise the inevitable...! {gg}

  4. Hazel, your quilt top is beautiful. You've really done an excellent job with piecing it and choosing the layout.


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