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

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Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Quilting the Borders

I've had a huge dither about how to quilt the grey border on Scatty Stars.

I had a practise with zig zags of various sorts, and tried stars (which didn't work at all). I could have done a stippled border (whee! Loads of fun!) but I didn't think a swirly border would work well with the rest of the quilt either.

Then I had a eureka moment, though, after I saw Joanna's Christmas Wreath quilt, but rather than wavy lines, kept with tram lines, with a star in each corner.






I've trimmed the quilt and it's ready for binding (or will be when I've redone a couple of the corner stars as they are rather close to the edge).

Then burying about ten thousand ends (honestly, I'm not kidding here!) and a label, and I'm done!

7 comments:

  1. VERY nice, you're enjoying yourself, aren't you?? {smiling lots}

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  2. This looks lovely. I think your border quilting decision was great, specially the way you put stars in the corners.

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  3. I like your border very much, and think that the stars in the corner add a little whimsy. I'm looking forward to seeing the finish.

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  4. Thank you, girls!

    Shameless cribbing of ideas - the border quilting from Joanna, and the stars idea was from Sue, who did some tiny weeny pieced stars in the corners of hers.

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