Saturday, March 2, 2013

Borders...........

Yesterday 2 friends came over for sewing, conversation and pizza.  They approved of my border idea for the Rattlesnake quilt (still waiting for a new name) that will make it into a rectangular shape rather than a square.  There will be a strip of fabric separating the center section and the 2 borders.  Then we all agreed a binding is all it will require to finish off the edges.
I am hand drawing the paper piecing border.  I have a huge roll of paper that I cut a large hunk off of and then sliced it into the width pieces needed and then measured and marked the lines.  When I get near the end of one piece, I tape on the next section and continue.  It is going to take a little over 3 and a half sections per border.

29 comments:

mb-RI said...

God morning -- how will you finish the corners?

Chris said...

Wouldn't have thought of a dogteeth border, but it is perfect!!! I've always loved that border design - brilliant to use paper piecing to achieve it.

Debbie said...

I like your border idea and the paper piecing solution. The quilt looks great.

suemac said...

A lot of work for your borders. How creative.

JJM said...

Oh WOW Wanda what a fantastic border ! I agree this design needs a name that is as grand as your design.

JJM

Mary said...

Great border idea.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

fantastic border idea that will really finish it off well!

Sewing Junkie said...

Looks like a Spikey Peaks to me. Good choice on the borders. Chris

Quiltedtime said...

Great looking border, and you are so brave and industrious to draw out the entire thing. I usually just draw a small section and copy it on the Xerox machine.

regina said...

voila un ouvrage superbe !!!!!!
félicitations le choix des couleurs est très agréable
j'aim j'aime j'aime !!!!!!!!
amicalement

Taos Sunflower said...

That's a perfect border!

Sherrill said...

How did you figure out the width at the bottom of each spiky piece? That's the kinda stuff that throws me for a loop!

JustCallMeElle said...

How about "Cactus Love" for the title. I don't think of a rattle snake at all when I see it, but I do think of cactii. :-)

Love the quilt!!

Verna G said...

You are very ambitious!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

That border is perfect for your amazing quilt! Looks like a Venus Fly Trap!

troy and christina said...

I hope your new title has the word (or idea of) teeth in it. That's what I keep seeing in the block "mouths"! And now you're adding a row of teeth on the "upper jaw" and "lower jaw." :)

The quilt looks great!

-christina

Vicky F said...

Hi Wanda,
The border for Mr. Snake looks great. The spikes appear to be about 2.5 inches apart (bet you had to play with that a while to get the proportions visually right).

I see teeth, but I also see hair combs (like those barrettes they used to have with teeth on both sides to hold fine hair). How about "Comb Over", or does that bring odd images to mind? Hah.

Keep warm.
Vicky F

MulticoloredPieces said...

Love those points! Spiky stuff always pleases me. I gotta put some into a piece. Beautiful color combination, too.
best, nadia

Quiltdivajulie said...

Flannel Peaks? (possible name)

Donna~~ said...

How about "Jaws"? Great idea for the border!

Candace said...

Beautiful border! In reading the previous comments, my favorite name suggestion is Venus Fly Trap. Before I read that I was thinking: Blackberry Winter, since you made the quilt in the winter, ad blackberry bushes are so prickly. Can't believe how quickly you got this done! Congrats!

LC said...

This is tops on my list of favorite quilts made by Wanda! Very nice!

2ne said...

Love your quilt - great work :-)

HollyM said...

I know it as dragons's teeth and I think it's perfect! I have a printed roll of it. I've used it on one quilt so far.

Sheila said...

Perfect border! Awesome quilt. I'm enjoying watching this quilt come together.

Gypsy Quilter said...

Fantastic border idea!

Brown Family said...

I like the border. You are talented to draw your own paper pieced pattern!

Miriam said...

your quilt is looking great! The border is perfect!

Michelle C said...

Thank you thank you for the idea about paper piecing triangle borders. I have a quilt this technique will soon be used on. Soon, of course, in quilter's time....like next year, lol.