Monday, June 16, 2014

For a Vet of WWII - Red, White, and Blue!

What a difference a good border(s) make!

Unfinished or cutting dimensions: 2.5" strips stitched lengthwise in groups of 4 from red and beige prints. At 9" and 13" cut from alternating sets. Blue star is created with 2.5" corner squares; star points are HSTs made with 3.5" squares, trimmed down to 2.5; center square 4.5. 

Borders are 4.5" each, if you can piece cuts from length of fabric (LOF), not width of fabric (fold to selvage) that is preferred for borders. 

Pieced Border Inset is a series of random 2.5" strips sewn together lengthwise then trimmed into 2.5" wide strips; INCLUDE one 3.5" wide piece into each subcut border for a perfect length on every side. 

I attach side borders first, then the top and the bottom. 18 red stripes, 18 beige stripes, 9 stars. Finishes at 69x90.

Stash --- all fabrics are prints except for the Kona solid borders. LQS only had Navy (which isn't the right blue for this) but my Kona Admiral Blue was late arriving and I was impatient...

Here is the blog on which I found my inspiration:


Outback Crafter - Debra said...

Wow. That border makes it look like a completely different quilt. Fantastic.

SuperMomNoCape said...

The quilt is beautiful. It is amazing the difference borders make to the overall look of a quilt. I'm sure the quilt will be much loved and used.

Barbara said...

Love this quilt! It's amazing what a different that border makes.

Barbara in MD
Stash Overflow

Jann Olson said...

Your quilt is gorgeous! Isn't it amazing what borders do for a quilt? I love how you changed up the design. It's fabulous! Pinning.