Sunday, August 4, 2013

Another Border

Yesterday I played with adding another border to the quilt top I started during a Gwen Marston class. After laying down all the units, I realised that I would have to put an additional black border in. Here is what it looked like first.

I thought it needed more definition so I added the 1" black border.
I was taking photos with a flash because it was already evening.
It really bleaches out the vibrancy of the patches.
When I tried taking a photo from a distance without the flash it looked like this.
What stands out to me is the wavy line in the centre of the quilt top and how eventually the whole thing has straightened itself out.
I think for the next border I will try to accentuate the unevenness of the last border because it actually is very wavy.
I hand cut all the little blocks of the last border and they are all different sizes but I think because they are made with shot cotton, the fabric seems to bend and fit itself into whatever position is most comfortable.
Anyway, each border is slowly evolving. It is quite 'liberating' to have no plan in place.


  1. NIce work! The black really makes a statement!

  2. It looks great and yes, I agree, that black border makes a difference. I also love this kind of quilting; no plan, just see where the next step takes you.

  3. Wow! This is a really fun and exciting quilt. The little black border adds so much. I also love the latest border, and how the blocks look like puzzle pieces.

  4. I adore this Meli, wow what a beauty this is becoming. That black made a big difference too, fabulous! xo


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