Sunday, December 13, 2015

Borders on........

I'm usually not a fan of dark borders on quilts but I think it was necessary on this one to pop the dark fabrics in the 16 patch and emphasize the checkerboard pattern.  I used the wrong side of the batik because the design was a little lighter on that side.  If I do some creative piecing and add some of the leftover blocks I have enough of the border fabric for the back.  It measures 65.5" x 81" right now.

17 comments:

Mayleen said...

Like it very much! Your choice of border really makes the quilt glow.

Gene Black said...

Yes it goes perfectly with the 16 patches.

Debbie said...

It is perfect for this quilt! Just wonderful.

stitchinpenny said...

I wrote a comment telling you your original layout didn't grab me, but I had faith you would do something great. You did it and wow.

Roxanne said...

This is another one of your creations I would love to see in person. Those colors are rich!

Empty Closet Quilting said...

This is really great! So much beautiful color.

Hedy Hahn said...

Absolutely beautiful, you are such an artist with fabric.

Sheila said...

I love the rich color in this quilt. Totally agree with the border. I've enjoyed watching this beauty come together this month. Perfect December project with it's happy Christmas holiday colors, too.

Corrine said...

Totally agree. The dark border does pop the dark fabrics in the 16 patch. Good choice. Wish I could see it in person.

Mystic Quilter said...

Oh yes, this was the perfect fabric for the border - looks wonderful.

Vicki W said...

Oh that worked out really well!

Elaine/Muddling Through said...

Really, really pretty, Wanda! Perfect in every way.

Needled Mom said...

That is really beautiful.

Paule-Marie said...

love the quilt. Red and purple are among my favorite colors (have to add anything jewel toned to the mix). I'm just the opposite of you. I have a really hard time with light outer borders. I always think of art work framed in rich dark woods.

Helen@Till We Quilt Again said...

So......Stunning!

Lostinspace said...

I'm looking at this on my phone so a weeny screen and it's just gorgeous. If I ever get back to the USA somewhere near you I would love to see your work in person!

Debra Graham said...

Love it, so full of live.