Sunday, April 25, 2010

Playing with Borders

Fibonacci Corners

This border and corner have a grid based on the Fibonacci series 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21.....

I want to use this grid to experiment with a variety of corner treatments.

This border and corner also have a grid based on the Fibonacci series 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21.......

I want to experiment with more corner treatments.

Now I need to pick a corner I like and see if I can design a quilt to go with it.

For more ideas using the Fibonacci sequence go to My Posts by Subject in the sidebar on the right and click on Fibonacci


  1. These remind me of some Frank Lloyd Wright stained glass designs. He is a favorite inspiration --- but not a quilter! These are so cool!!

  2. Elsie

    Frank Lloyd Wright has always been a favorite of mine. He is noted for not only designing houses but the furniture and other accessories that went in them as well. It would not surprise me to learn he designed a quilt for one of his houses. But, if he did, I doubt he sewed it.

  3. Wayne, this is an awesome *AWESOME* post! The Venetians (if I'm remembering correctly) used this to great effect in their architecture simple because it's such a pleasing ratio to our eyes.

    To use it for border treatments is *genius*! It absolutely takes all the guesswork out of trying to figure out how wide borders should be and still look nice.

    thanks much!

  4. Pirate

    It is a genius idea. I stole it from Virtual Quilter (See Blogs by Other Quilters In my sidebar). Being a pirate you can understand that.

  5. I am pondering a border for a quilt I am currently making. The center is done, but it really needs a border. I had thought about doing something with half-square triangles, but I really like this idea too. Hmmm. Thanks for the inspiration.

  6. Lynn

    Give it a try. I'd love to see how it turns out.