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Friday, July 10, 2009

Finally a Border!

So I have been busy, what else is new? With DH home, my time is not my own, but I did get a few things done with him home. For one, I finally added a border to "Oops, I Did It Again". I was a bit stumped with this one, but here is what I decided. I chose this border because except for the corners, all the pieces came from my box of 3 1/2" squares that was getting a bit full.

Before I decided on this border I toyed with other ideas. I didn't want to take this one to Electric Quilt so instead I pulled out other Thirtysomething quilts that had pieced borders and layed OOPS over the corner of the other quilt to just show what that pieced border would look like. Take a look.

This first one did nothing for me. Nor did the second one.

Granted this border is the wrong scale, but the idea would work. Perhaps reversing lights and darks. While I was looking at all these ideas, I remembered I had 3 1/2" squares I wanted to use. Yes, they are hard to see in the border in the quilt at the top of this page. I trimmed off one 30-60-90° triangle from each square before sewing them together.

Well, it feels good to get this piece off the to-do pile. I was afraid it would become a longtime PHD.
Sew long,


Rashida Khanbhai said...

The final border looks just perfect. Did you take the trouble to actually make up the borders to see if it would work or did you have these borders already made?

Exuberant Color said...

The border looks good. I did like the second/green one too.

SueR said...

You've got a winner here--I like this quilt a lot. Lovely!

Jackie said...

I like the border you selected. It really works!

W. Latane Barton said...

Love the border you chose. It's perfect.

Rose Marie said...

The centre pops with this border .... perfect idea!