|This top just cries for a border.|
I am trying to catch up and finish all older projects. I set myself some parameters. I want to use only scrap fabrics, not cutting yardage. The blocks are composed of 4" and 2 1/2" squares.
|One row of 4" squares doesn't seem to be enough of a frame.|
|Two rows of 4" squares is too much.|
|One row of each 4" and 2 1/2" squares is just right.|
· Keep in mind: Measure the bed or wall, if possible, to be sure that the quilt will fit. The quilt will probably finish smaller than the planned size because of the quilting.
· Make the corners pretty
· Total width of border usually looks in proportion to blocks if borders and blocks are the same size
· Block borders
Change colors in every other block
Use separator strips
Border block different value than center blocks
· Look at the blocks for border shapes
· All borders do not need to be the same size
· Consider making every corner different or make opposite corners that match
· If you want to use pieces of a different size than those in the quilt, make them smaller
· Borders are constructed of 'units.' To make borders that fit, each unit size must be compatible with the block size (or previous border) in the quilt.