When the Halloween quilt was shown on the blog a while back, someone commented that they were surprised how much it looked like the Electric Quilt drawing. That’s part of the beauty of Electric Quilt – we can know exactly what the quilt is going to look like before we even start sewing.
Last night while going through some of my EQ designs that had been started but never finished, I came across this one:
At this point, it’s just a two block quilt and it didn’t thrill me. I try to never judge a quilt before borders have been added. Good borders make such a difference.
The drawings shown above and below have pretty much the same border which is a stacked flying geese block with some tweaking in the corners. The only difference is the next to last border – it’s yellow in the quilt above and medium blue in the quilt below. Can you see how a simple change such as a lighter or darker fabric for one border makes such a difference? The yellow border seems to give the quilt life.
In this version, red was added, colors in the previous borders were changed a bit and more tweaking was done to the corners. To my eye, the quilt looks better with the red border sandwiched between two light yellow borders. Adding a thin red final border, which represents the binding, gives this quilt a completed look and I think it might be on my “to do” list.