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Friday, December 5, 2014

More borders....

I hope I can stay on the border express and do more of them this month.  I have so many tops waiting for border decisions.

I have been waiting to put the border on this one since Sept. 2011.  I wasn't sure I liked the way the points were cut off of the dark sashing  around the diamonds when I first tried this border.  My 2 friends and I decided it did look OK though so I sewed it on.
This one in Kaffe's book, "Simple Shapes, Spectacular Quilts" didn't have a border.
He also used different fabrics in all of the outside half diamonds and I used all the same fabric.  My photo of this page in the book doesn't show the beauty of his quilt.  It is really brighter than this photo.

28 comments:

jtquilts said...

I prefer your version with the orange border!

Sujata Shah said...

I like the borders on your quilt. They make those diamonds float!

Linda Swanekamp said...

Love the size, color and use of the border. It lets the color blocks really be a strong unit.

Hannah said...

I like yours better!

Karen said...

Simply spectacular!

Marie said...

What a beauty! I agree with an earlier comment and like yours the best.

Gene Black said...

I do like that border. Hang in there and ride the Express to finish more of them!

Chris said...

Stunning border, Wanda! Your quilt glows like a silk tapestry!

Sylvia Anderson said...

As usual Wanda, another spectacular quilt. Your borders give it a more finished look, which I prefer. Gorgeous fabrics!!!

Hedy Hahn said...

This quilt takes my breath away. This is the quilt I wanted to make with his fabrics but thought it might be too difficult. I saw a blog where Kaffe came and taught this class, it looks difficult to get all the colors right. You nailed it on the head ! Please do more borders so we can see your stunning quilts.

Sherrill said...

WOW, Wanda, I like yours SO much better than Kaffe's!! LOL It is REALLY pretty with that border and looks like it was meant to be.

Sue said...

This one is spectacular! I love it. Your borders are perfect and set it off just right. Beautiful!

Needled Mom said...

I like the way yours floats with the border.

patty a. said...

Yours looks like it could be a beautiful tiled foyer floor with a border. I like the way you used the orange for the outside triangles.

Marie said...

Yours looks far more impactful; the borders look fantastic.

Muddling Through said...

I like yours, it's another beauty! And it looks like a LOT of work. Great job!

Quiltdivajulie said...

I like the way you added borders - the inner diamond points are fine - only the sashing strip diamond tips are flattened. Looks gorgeous to me!

Lola Carr said...

Looks like a stained glass window with the light shining through. LOVE IT!

Nann said...

I like your setting diamonds and the border -- they add a frame to the somewhat busy blocks. I do think that extending the points would have been effective, but I also think that doing so would have been a piecing pain. Not worth the stress.

Kevin the Quilter said...

Wanda......I love YOUR version! The way you have the outer border with all of the same setting triangles gives the quilt kind of a 3d effect.....at least it does in the photo. Beautiful job!

Mystic Quilter said...

Wanda I love your version, just a beauty!

Ann said...

You made a great decision.it looks fabulous.

Mary Ellen said...

I like your quilt better than the one in the book. I have all of Kaffe's books, so I pulled mine out to see the photo in the book. Your border fabric is dyn-o-mite!

By the way, thanks for the hint to look into the book, "Cultural Fusion Quilts". My copy arrive yesterday and I spent the afternoon delving into it. I love her philosophy and all the quilts in the book. Thinking of seeing if I can get her to come to our guild to speak and hold a workshop.

Mary Ellen said...

Well, now I think I have you confused with someone else, because I don't see the link to the Cultural Fusion book.

Mary Ellen said...

Nope, I found it. Thanks again. Great book.

Charlotta said...

I love your border, though I can see how it works without one as well.

Elsie Montgomery said...

Oh Wanda... your border = stunning. Kaffe's is okay, but if I was given my choice of one to take home, it would be yours!

Carol Q said...

I think the border works really well and completes the quilt. I'm collecting the fabrics for this pattern at the moment. it will be my first full sized quilt!