Tuesday Archives at Val's has many bloggers linking to the quilting blog topic of the day.
I am joining in the Borders link today. The other topic is Birthdays.
I don't have a past blog related to borders, so I am writing about some of my quilt borders today.
Some books on Modern Quilting discuss no borders, which are great for many quilts. I made a quilt about 10 years ago with no borders (although, I imagine the binding could be considered a border). I was inspired by a pattern in an old book I got off the quilt guild FREEBIE table. I made it a bit more colorful and used my own technique. I called it slice "em up. I was surpirsed and delighted when an older lady bought this (at my table at a church craft sale) for her grand-daughter who was expecting--the grand-daughter had been one of my kindergarten students many years before!
Sometimes items just don't look finished without a border--like this table runner I designed for a quilting class. It needed something to contain it, therefore, the border.
This king sized bed quilt was just too small for the bed. This was a Merry Mayhem Mystery one New Year's Day, designed as a twin quilt. I added as many of the main blocks as I had fabric for, but didn't have enough. Thus, I added an inner border and the large panels of light fabric. It is now being used by my daughter in her apartment.
Another quilt I designed has hearts as the border. I wanted it to have the appearance of a postage stamp.
The final quilt I will show today needed a border to square it up a bit. The strips were free form cut curves and without the border and the star appliques it would have been totally boring. I donated the finished quilt as a Quilt of Valor.
I can't wait to see what other bloggers have to show on the topic of borders. Join me as I head over to Val's to see the links. Vals' Quilting Studio HERE!