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...


Sunday, 10 April 2011

Project 3 - Border Decisions

So there are six ways to combine my co-ordinating three fabrics to make a thin & a fat border - I took some photos the other day, but so that I can compare all six colourways more easily, I'm putting them all together on here.

It was too nice a day not to be outside today, & this isn't a decision to rush - as Ali says, "This is where you realise how much the choice of border changes the finished piece and the overall colour of the quilt".

I think that I'm going to discount the fat cream border option for practical reasons. As Sue says, "One reason for having a darker border is that this is the area people handle most, so it gets marked very quickly." Too right, round here.
So I'll have a ponder then get measuring & cutting.

Any bets on how properly rectangular (or otherwise!) this will turn out to be...?


  1. I reckon that you were so careful with your biases, and your piecing looks so good, that it's going to turn out exactly the right size/shape.

  2. Surprisingly so, Sue! Happy quilter here!


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