Wednesday, November 25, 2009

A Border-less Quilt

I can't think of a single quilt I have made this year that didn't have some type of border around it. While I was making this one I was asking myself why that was.

I came to the conclussion that I prefer a good border on a quilt like I prefer a framed picture with a mat around it. I like the added weight it gives, more substance, bigger presence, whatever you want to call it, I just like it.

With that being said, I quite like this one (a total knock off of this quilt) without a border.

I used two charm packs of Momo Wonderland, but added another 40 or so squares from my stash to make it bigger and less matchy-matchy. Finished quilt measures 48" by 52".


Here is a closer look at the stash pieces I used. I scored! I bought them all on the cheap in the remnant section of my local quilt shop. They are Woodland Friends Circles, Recess Fun and Games in blue, Stencil Floral from Holly Hill, with some solids thrown in. The backing is a piece from Hobby Lobby. Mom bought it for fiesta night but gave it to me when our reunion was over.

I think this one is going to get wrapped up for my youngest daughter for Christmas. Unfortunately it isn't one of my finishes for the challenge. Can I count it anyway?


So, I'd like to know how you feel about borders. Love 'em or hate 'em I'd love to hear your thoughts.

11 comments:

  1. oh yeah, I like this one without a border.

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  2. this one looks great w/o a border, but i like a border. it's exactly like you said, framing a picture!

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  3. I am borders girl myself as well, but this one looks great. When I saw the original one I thought it looked like one I might want to try sometime, and seeing your version just adds to that desire. Very cute and great job!!h

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  4. i like a border but don't use them all the time. this one looks great

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  5. Just beautiful! I really like it with the addition of the other fabrics! Thanks for linking!

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  6. I totally love that! It looks so contemporary. All your quilts turn out so nice. I guess thats what talented really means!

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  7. I like it--but I think that I tend to like borders too--that way it sets off the design a little more. However, little Miss S. is going to love it either way.

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  8. I love the colors and patterns of your fabrics! I know nothing about borders!!

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  9. I hate borders....when I am done piecing I want to be done..done...

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  10. I guess I'm about 50/50 on borders. I hate to attach them but sometimes the quilt just needs them. I love this quilt!

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  11. See, and I almost never make a quilt with a border!

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