Monday, November 24, 2014

Searching for a Border

The top is stitched together but I haven't decided about a border / borders.  The top is a little on the smallish side at 54" x 72" so it really needs a border.  I thought narrow red then wider tan then a piano-key string border but it didn't work (and I forgot to take photos).  Then I thought narrow red with piano-key strings, but I didn't think that worked either.  Next I considered strips of red sewn together into a wider border.  (I don't know how I managed it but I have a lot of long red strings.)  My next thought was a dark, medium-width border.  I'll have to fold or cut some fabric to try that out.  Size isn't the only reason it needs a border, though.  As it is, it looks incomplete to me.

I worked hard to get the blocks stitched and ironed before family comes to visit this week.  I'll put it away now but after Thanksgiving I hope to pull it back out and give it more thought.

I'm linking this post to WOW at Esther's Blog.  Thank you, Esther.

I hope you're staying warm!



  1. Oh, I love it!! Just a wonderful quilt...can't wait to see what you do with those borders!

  2. Absolutely fabulously, charming! Choosing borders is not my strong suit, but something will strike your fancy and it'll no doubt be the perfect choice. You have a knack for these things! May you and your family enjoy a Blessed Thanksgiving!

  3. I love these blocks, Nancy! Have you thought about trying a border the same color as the corner pieces? Did you take strip blocks and "snowball" them to get this design? It really looks great!

  4. As soon as I saw this quilt I thought WOW. It just gels for me. Have you tried just a plain 3" red with 1/2 black or 3" black with a 1/2 red. What ever you do it will be stunning. Glenda

  5. I sure like the design with the diamonds in between. I'm not really good with borders.

  6. I like the red with the diamonds, I kind of like the idea of a bunch of red strings as the border!


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