Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Playing with Borders

Oh Susannah Quilt  (See also: 22 December 2009)

This quilt motif was designed using an augmented Oh Susannah block.

It needs a border.

What if I join the ends of the Brown "strings" and connect some of the light yellow as well?

This completes the motif but I don't have a border yet.

What if I forget about a border and think in terms of a background instead?

I can place the motif on a white background and finish it with brown binding.

Normally a border acts as a frame that limits the image.  In this case the image is self limiting and floats on the background


  1. Another very intersting border effect.
    Judy B

  2. Judy

    It's always fun to try doing things a little different.

    One thing different about this is that the binding becomes a little more important than is usual; it almost takes over the roll of the border (but not quite).