Simple Border


For those having lots of quilts needing borders, don’t overlook the simple borders.  This quilt (you can click on it to make it larger) has such simple borders.  The outer border is a stripe, the next to last border is a narrow purple which was mostly to divide the lime half square triangles from the striped border.  I think those half square triangles finished at 2-1/2″ so they’re pretty big (and quick).

And some further advice (which I know you didn’t ask for but I’m real good at giving advice . . did you notice?)  — if you have a bunch of quilts needing borders, do something simple and get them done!  I find it drains my creativity when I have things hanging over my head that need to be done .. always in the back of my mind that I should get things done.  Getting them done, even if it isn’t intricate or fancy, gives me satisfaction that I’ve completed a project.

And, some further advice (I’m just full of it today!) — watch for striped fabrics in colors you like.  It’s so easy to make a quilt with big, quick blocks and use that striped fabric either in the quilt or in the borders.  Stripes are my weakness, along with tone on tone, lime, purple . . oh, heck . . I love it all!



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    Look at those beautiful mitered corners on that border ….I know how to do them but I’ve think I’ve only done 1 in the years I’ve been quilting!

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    Lizzy Hentze says

    I love, love, love this quilt Judy! Everything about it is great, the colours, the design, the borders and of course, the beautiful social butterfly holding it! Are you selling or sharing the pattern because I would love to buy it to make one day!

    I have to say how much I love reading your blog (and yours is the only one I follow)! You are so energetic and enthusiastic about everything. And you get such a lot done, I sometimes feel tired just reading about all your activity! Keep it up!


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    This is great advice! As always, Judy you are right> finished is better than the most perfect design, especially if you have 10 more quilts in your head that you just have to do! LOL