Border Choices

How can it be Saturday already? The days just fly by! I can’t believe we celebrate Little E’s first birthday tomorrow!
I finished piecing my little log cabin blocks together and I am trying to decide on a border now.





 It seems this project has been a struggle from the get go. The blocks took forever. It took forever to decide on a layout and I am still not 100% happy with it. I’ve been trying to settle on the border all week and I am already stumped on the quilting! 

I did a bit of rearranging in the sewing room yesterday. I had an eye exam in the morning and it took forever for the drops to wear off so I could see well enough to sew. Ugh. I am working this morning but Mr. Wonderful should be home from his business trip to Germany by the time I get home. Yippee!

Have a wonderful weekend!

About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing adult kids, and a former librarian. I love making everything from traditional quilts to art quilts. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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9 Responses to Border Choices

  1. Jannette says:

    I also like #1 and #3 – the lighter choices for the inner border just don’t seem “strong” enough.

  2. Vivian says:

    I don’t envy you this step — they all have their pros and cons. Any reason for no inner border option on 1 and 5? Ursula’s premise is interesting, is the border and necessity for size options? Just means it needs to simmer a bit more for the choice to reveal itself!

  3. Susan says:

    I loved #1 with it. Thought it needed a strong color that could stand up to the darks in the log cabin blocks. And it also has great character of its own. Even seems to form a double border all by itself because of the different patterns within one fabric.

  4. Ursula says:

    Have you considered no border at all? Unless it needs to be made bigger for some reason sometimes log cabin quilts look wonderful border less…Just a thought.

  5. knitnkwilt says:

    #3 would be my first choice–I usually use the inner narrow border as an accent, not a neutral. The green has pattern but is not too busy. It calms all the action of the scrappy log cabin blocks.

  6. Cécile says:

    I looked again your quilt on the oldest post and I saw lots of brows et greens…..I think the 3 and 5 will work !
    Have a nice weekend with your family !

  7. 1. 2. 3. and 5 all work for me and they all bring out something different in the block colors and values.

  8. I recently made a log cabin quilt. It does take forever to both cut and piece. They look so nice in the end though.

  9. Terri says:

    Not that you asked for opinions but I like #3 makes the colors pop 🙂

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