Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Playing with Borders

Fibonacci Corners

This is a grid based on the numbers 2, 3, and 5, which are taken from the Fibonacci sequence 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21.....

What if I place this grid in the corner of a quilt border and extend the grid lines out into the border itself?

I can try various cornestone/border combinations in this grid.

On 4 April 2010 I designed a wonky Shoo Fly block using the very same grid.

What if I try the wonky Shoo Fly block to start?

 This works.

Triangles in the corner might go well with a quilt featuring flying geese blocks.

This combination results in the top and bottom borders being colored differently from the side borders. Which is acceptable even if it is not usual.

If I make the two center diagonals the same color, all 4 borders match again.

What if I expand the section of the Fibonacci sequence I'm using  to include the number 1 along with 2, 3, and 5?
This is the same idea as the last 2 attempts but now the detail is finer.

This approach to corners has potential. I may have to explore it further.

For more border ideas go to My Posts by Subject in the sidebar on the right and click on Borders


  1. That is way cool, Wayne! You think of things that never would occur to me! Thank you for broadening my world! I appreciate learning from you so much!

  2. I like how thought provoking this post is. Reading your blog always surprises me and gets my creative juices flowing.

  3. Thanks for all the kind comments.

    It's amazing what you can find when you start looking. This blog is about prospecting, looking for quilt ideas everywhere. Sometimes I find stones, sometimes fools gold, and once in a while I find diamonds. But I wouldn't find anything if I didn't go searching in the first place.

  4. oh wow! think I'm going to go play!
    Beth in Dallas