Border Decisions

I said the other day that I wanted to quilt one quilt for myself this month. I really wanted to get the cheddar top quilted but got sidetracked by the needed repairs. Here is another vintage, machine pieced top I considered.

This is one of the tops hubby gave me for Christmas last year. I love this top! It does have some issues as well. A few seams need repair and it doesn’t lay quite flat. I need to come up with a quilting plan that will enhance the top and yet, stay in the background.

Since I had the perfect backing, and this top has aged enough, this is the top that actually ended up in the frame.

But I still don’t have a quilting plan for this either!

I want feathers in the border, but I am not so precise that formal feathers seem a good idea.



I’m hoping inspiration will hit today. I need to get this out of the frame so it is free as soon as Daughter #3’s project is ready to go.

Linking up with My Quilt Infatuation for Needle and Thread Thursday and Pretty Bobbins for IQuilt.

About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing kids, and a librarian. I have been making traditional quilts for ages but have ventured into art qulting in the last several years. I also love to knit socks and mittens and dye my own fabric. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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6 Responses to Border Decisions

  1. Diane W says:

    What is the ruler at the top of your border? I’ve never seen it before and looks like you could quite a few things with it.

  2. Tlb says:

    Love your feathers 🙂

  3. Looks like you are having fun! I love both of these quilts!! Looking forward to seeing how you decide to quilt these. V:)

  4. Alycia says:

    Here’s to some inspiration!!!

  5. Carol Woosley says:

    “Quilting Makes the Quilt” has great iseas for quilting log cabins.

  6. Carol Woosley says:

    Beautiful antique Christmas gift. A border of indigo, possibly with appliquéed pale green vines and leaves, pink buds, would do it justice. Enjoy!

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