Sunday, February 21, 2010

Playing with Borders

Broken Dishes Quilt  (See also: 14 February 2010)

I created this queen size bed quilt using, for the most part, Broken Dishes blocks.  I am not finished yet. before I can begin sewing I need to give it a border.

This quilt top needs a simple border. One that won't compete with the intricate pattern of the top itself.

What if I simply repeat the pinwheel block all around the outside of the quilt?

The dark orange-yellow squares become a little more prominent.

A binding strip using the red-brown fabric finishes the border nicely.

For more Broken Dishes ideas go to My Posts by Subject in the sidebar on the right and click on Broken Dishes.


  1. So how are you going to quilt this one? I'm looking forward to your ideas!

  2. Elsie

    I have no idea how I'm going to quilt this. So I'm looking forward to my ideas too. What I do know is that I'm going to try. And that when I try something usually happens that surprises and pleases me. I also know that if I don't try I will be disappointed for sure.

  3. Wayne, I think you are brilliant. Simply brilliant. I love your blog, it gives me so many great ideas. I'm going to Amazon right now to buy your book. Thanks for sharing your utter brilliance, LOL!