Reading 1820 Blogs Daily!

  • pieced borders
  • Page 1 of 1 ( posts )
September 25, 2021
Border Beauties 51, 52 from Virtual Quilter

I like the first … the distortion of using block designs in odd shaped spaces in borders makes for very interesting borders.

I like the borders in the second design too, but was intrigued with the result of using a square applique block in the sashing, and exactly the same block in the sashing squares, but with different colouring.

Distortion again!

Thank goodness Electric Quilt will print out blocks as they are in a quilt design, not in the original shape as designed.

read more
July 1, 2021
My Medallion Too 7, 8 from Virtual Quilter

Looks old fashioned, and I like it.

Different colours, still old fashioned, but I like this one better even if it looks as if it is missing the binding.

read more
May 28, 2021
Books and Botanicals 11 from Virtual Quilter

This series of designs was started as a challenge to myself, to design a large quilt with some of the blocks looking like pages of a botanica, with art work depicting plants, along with details of the leaves, flowers and seeds … and after about 15 years it has a long way to go … but at least I have the layout I like, and know how many pages, 24, of flowery pages I need.

My challenge for the next 12 months is to work at drawing those pages.

I challenge all of you who are learning to use Electric Quilt to ...

read more
March 12, 2021
Autumn Daze Quilting 23, 24 from Virtual Quilter

Not a lot of room for quilting, but there is some!

My favourite of these two is the second one.

read more
March 11, 2021
Border Beauties 49, 50 from Virtual Quilter

Love the first, but then I always love spaces to fill with quilting …

… which means I also love the second design.

read more
February 4, 2021
Baker’s Dozen 35, 36 from Virtual Quilter

Love the first design!

Like the second one too.

read more
January 9, 2021
EQ OP 33, 34 from Virtual Quilter

Like that border … I can imagine a few frustrating moments making it though!

The cat likes the second, and so do I.

read more
December 3, 2020
Red and Green 35, 36 from Virtual Quilter

At long last my home decor is starting to turn red and green, with touches of gold, as trees, swags and wall hangings are escaping from storage.

Love the second design … mainly because there is room for quilting to shine around the applique blocks.

read more
November 1, 2020
Medalion Playtime 1, 2, 3 from Virtual Quilter


Also interesting.

Another interesting one … and I love all three!

read more
July 21, 2020
My Medallion Too 4, 5, 6 from Virtual Quilter

Rather old fashioned colour scheme. This project was started way before we moved into our current house, but the colours match the very outdated, floral carpet here. I suspect the carpet was purchased from a local store when on sale … all the houses I where I have seen the same and a similar carpet were all renovated or built about the same time, and was possibly old stock even then!

This one looks old and faded … perhaps an antique top, as there is no quilting!

Another one to match our old carpet, though there would be too many florals with ...

read more
July 17, 2020
EQ OP 31, 32 from Virtual Quilter


Very interesting.

I imagine that I could get into quite a tangle trying to piece that together!

read more
June 7, 2020
Applique Elegance 7, 8, 9 from Virtual Quilter



Lucky last is my favourite of these three, and these are the last in this project file. I have not added a great number of new project files for quite some time, but with new blocks being added to my collection, and old ones being sorted, there will be new project files in the future.

read more
April 30, 2020
Simple Squares {Finished Quilt} from Little Bunny Quilts

Today I'm excited to show off my finished quilt for our April Island Batik Ambassador challenge! Our theme was "creative borders and bindings".

As an Island Batik Ambassador, I am provided with samples of various lines of Island Batik fabrics, Aurifil thread, Accuquilt products, and Hobbs Batting to use and share with you!

My quilt is made entirely of 4.5" squares cut from Island Batik stash builder rolls and 4.5" strips of black solid batik to break up the inner 64-patch from the pieced outer border. 

I also used the same black solid for the backing and ...

read more
April 24, 2020
Blocked Borders {April IBA Challenge} from Little Bunny Quilts

I've taken my cut squares for my April Island Batik Ambassador project from squares...

... to a quilt center...

... to a finished quilt top!

My first border is black Island Batik Solid. I used my remaining cut squares for my final border. I am so excited about this quilt top because it is a fun, simple quilt (no triangles!) that has a fun *pop* of black that kind of gives it a three-dimensional look.

For the quilting, I am planning to use a teal varigated thread that will blend with my batiks but will contrast with my solid black inner ...

read more
April 20, 2020
EQ OP Playtime from Virtual Quilter

After preparing for yesterday’s post I browsed through the virtual quilt designs in the EQ OP project file, and came across the design above, and thought the border looked a bit crowded so started playing.

Not quite social distancing as we are all encouraged to do at the moment, but I like the more spaced out version.

Then I wondered what it would be like used as sashing!

Interesting! Not too sure what blocks you would put inside a sashing which is half as wide as the blocks though.

Maybe a signature quilt … present the quilt at a special ...

read more
February 14, 2020
Quilted Border Beauties 13, 14 from Virtual Quilter

I love it!

Love this one too.

I like the effect of the broken border of small crosses. I have used that border before but spaced as they are around the corner all the way round, and liked them that way, but also like them alternated with the inner border. I have also used them spaced as they are here before. Another thing I noticed with a quick glance is that the grape vine almost appears as a separate border to the grapes. That would probably change if the grapes were not so ripe!

read more
December 26, 2019
Red and Green OP 9, 10 from Virtual Quilter

Christmas is over, but the leftovers remain!

I think this project file need some holly leaves … another project on the to do list for the new year!

read more
December 10, 2019
Red and Green 33, 34 from Virtual Quilter

A project for next Christmas perhaps … possibly a bit late for this year.

I think I like the first one today.

read more
  • pieced borders
  • Page 1 of 1 ( 18 posts )