Posts Tagged non symmetrical quilt borders
Still on a (sometime) mission to complete the top of my superking sized quilt from the F2F3 block swap last year, I have at least and at last joined the blocks together with the marbled dark charcoal fabric. I think the sashing highlights the soft neutrals nicely as well as, now that I look at it, complementing my bed frame.
As you can see, it doesn’t need to be much longer but I want it to come over the sides enough to cover that top mattress.
The bottom mattress is our old one but we haven’t mustered up the will to haul it down the stairway yet and down to the tip or even, as I think is the way it came in, drop it over the balcony. I feel like the girl in the old story of the Princess and the Pea and, not being 6’4″ like Mr. Tialys, have to slide off the bed in the morning in a particular manner as my feet don’t actually reach the ground.
I’m thinking I’ll do a 3 inch border in the fabric that was second choice for the sashing which I’m auditioning below.
My question is, do you think I could do the 3 inch border all the way round and then a further, wider (8inch??) border in something plainish on the two sides? That way, I won’t have unnecessary extra fabric disappearing off the bed at top and bottom. I know it won’t be symmetrical but does that matter? Most modern quilts tend to be symmetrical but, when I did a bit of research online, it appears that older quilts were more often made to fit the space they would occupy which seems sensible.
I’m itching to get on with it because, you know the story, I’ve seen another project I want to get started on. I feel that, by dangling that carrot, I’ll get on and finish the current one sooner rather than later which explains my title, sort of.
So this is the free pattern that caught my eye. Love the colours, the birds, rabbits and foxes but not so keen on the picture borders and large cornerstones.
This is a free pattern by Lynne Goldsworthy offered on Plush Addict in order, I imagine, to sell the range of fabrics it uses which is Grove by Makower.
I had a cunning plan however.
If I were to buy a couple of the panels used for the centre, I could put some of my stash (above, neatly labelled) to good use.
Which explains my title again, sort of.
The colours are fairly similar.
I have enough of the circular designs panel fabric for cornerstones rather than make the larger ones in the original project and could use my stash rabbits, hares and birds to complete the sides.
What do you think?
I think it could work – I’m talking throw size here not double bed size or anything.
Now the question is, what would I do down those sides?
Most of the folded fabric pieces are fat quarters so I’ve got a fair amount. I don’t want to do anything too ‘fiddly’ because I want to show off the fabrics I could probably do a simple pieced back too.
Any ideas gratefully received.
I don’t ask much do I?
Even though, where most of you are concerned, I feel I already know the answer – have you ever used the excuse of buying in a new project in order to spur you on with a current one?