Sewing Patterns, Pattern Review, Sewing Classes, Sewing Machines and Sewing Machine Reviews!
Platinum Sponsor: Stylish Fabric
Over 20,000 of high quality reorderable fabric

[SIGNUP - FREE Membership & 1 FREE Sewing Lesson ]
[Sewing Classes|Shopping Bag Your Shopping Bag|Login|Help]
Sewing Review and Pattern Reviews Sewing Knowledge Base Sewing Patterns Sewing Classes & Sewing Lessons Sewing Machine & Embroidery Machinery Sewing Message Boards Sewing merchants Blog Help/FAQ About Pattern Review
Enter your e-mail address:




Advanced Search
Tags
New to PR?
Sewing Machines
Compare Sewing Machines
Sewing Machine & Serger Reviews
Embroidery Machines
Sewing Reviews
Sewing Patterns
Review Gallery
Sewing Books
Sewing Supplies
Sewing Websites
Sewing Stores
Sewing Class Reviews
Sewing Expo Reviews
Sewing Tips & Techniques
Sewing Podcasts
NEW!Fabric Glossary
Sewing Review Requests Add a Review Request
Your Account
Edit Profile
My Page
Favorites
Wish List
Pattern Catalog
Notifications
Friends of PR
Join Friends of PR
Find a member
Deal Corner
Photo Album
Calendar
Chat Room
Chat Schedule
Chat Transcripts
Sewing Classifieds
Add a Classified
Sewing Contests
enter contest
contest report
contest gallery
Favorite Links
reviews with comments
merchant gallery
article archive
newsletter archive
Craft Resources
contact info
shipping rates
returns & refunds
testimonials

Platinum Sponsor - Stylish Fabric
Stylish Fabric
You are not logged in. Login here.



Message Board > Quilters' Corner > Over sized Disappearing Nine Patch Lap Quilt ( Moderated by Sharon1952)

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
Over sized Disappearing Nine Patch Lap Quilt
Using Moda Fandango fabrics and 2 charm packs
SewBusy63
star
SewBusy63
Intermediate
Member since 12/10/07
Posts: 4385
Login to reply to this post

thumbsup 2 members like this.
Date: 10/27/12 5:04 PM



This is the over sized lap quilt I am making for DD and SIL for Christmas. It is 46 X 57. I'm sure it will be about a twin size by the time I'm done.

We (oldest DD) decided I should put a wider inner border on because it seemed the 2 charm packs were just not enough. The green border will be 6 1/2" when finished. I was going to put a finished 8" outer border on. Will that look right since the inner border is wide or should I increase it to 12"?

I already know I do not have enough fabric for the back and outer border. I bought 4 yards for the outer border and backing and it should have been enough. I need to try to find more to match. This fabric is almost impossible to find, although I found a couple of places online that may still have it.

I could leave it as it is and don't add the outer border, but I'd like to. SIL is 6'2" and I'd like them both to be able to cuddle under it. I can always cut the green border down to 4 1/2" and leave my outer border at 8" as planned.

Any suggestions??!!

-- Edited on 10/27/12 5:06 PM --

------
~Diana~

♥ Bernina 830E ♥ Bernina 1150MDA serger

✝The Lord is my Light and my Salvation: whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? Psalm 27:1✝

m/m

m/m  Friend of PR
Intermediate
NJ USA
Member since 4/4/05
Posts: 369
Login to reply to this post

In reply to SewBusy63 <<


Date: 10/27/12 5:28 PM

Before you decide what to do, play around with it a bit. Audition the posiblities for the outer border. You might want to put a narrow pop of yellow or the salmony red color (might be the way my monitor is showing the colors) between the pieced part of the quilt and the green border if the green isn't attached yet. Maybe the light blue or the salmony color for a border and the green for binding? One of the stripes for binding? The pieced part is very light colored and the borders are rather dark and heavy in comparison. Maybe the green border should be made narrower with a lighter outer border that repeats the other colors from the pieced part of the quilt?

The fabrics are lovely and you've got a great combination of colors to play with. Plus you might get to buy more fabric ... I wouldn't worry about getting exactly the same fabrics either. You'll be fine if you repeat near matches of the colors and the quilt will be more interesting for that.

SewBusy63
star
SewBusy63
Intermediate
Member since 12/10/07
Posts: 4385
Login to reply to this post

In reply to m/m <<


Date: 10/27/12 5:38 PM

The outer border/backing is a light color and is one of the fabrics in the quilt. The binding fabric is a bright blue to match the blue in the outer border/backing. The green border is attached & it actually is a perfect match even though it is darker. I know it's hard to tell on a computer screen. I'm thinking of cutting the green border down may be a good idea. I do not live near a fabric store and have to buy online, although I did buy the green and binding fabric at a quilt shop by taking the charm packs in to match it (an hour's drive). I've spent a lot of $$ on this already and did not anticipate having to buy more fabric. I've found a couple of online places that still have the fabric I need, although not sure if they have enough of it. Thank you so much for your suggestions!!

------
~Diana~

♥ Bernina 830E ♥ Bernina 1150MDA serger

✝The Lord is my Light and my Salvation: whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? Psalm 27:1✝

iSewQuiltArt
star
iSewQuiltArt
Advanced
AUSTRALIA
Member since 4/4/08
Posts: 3582
Login to reply to this post

thumbsup 5 members like this.
Date: 10/27/12 6:51 PM

Hmmm here's what I think, that green border is proportionately huge in relation to the inner quilt and appears to dominate. I would cut it down to about 2 1/2 inches or 2 inches finished size, and so that when you add the second border you can add a wider second border. Think photo frame with two mounts, often the first one is a shadow effect and narrow compared to the main larger matt. I just feel the inside is so pretty and right now, the large wide green border is pulling my eyes away from all those lovely fabrics and patchwork which should be the focus. HTH!!!

------
Quilting up a storm
Bernina Girl, in possession of a small herd...

Learn To Sew
star
Learn To Sew  Friend of PR
Intermediate
WA USA
Member since 4/12/05
Posts: 10816
Login to reply to this post

In reply to iSewQuiltArt <<


Date: 10/27/12 7:08 PM

deleted
-- Edited on 10/27/12 9:15 PM --

------
I am a Quilter at heart. I love to play with fabrics, patterns and colors. Recently I have discovered I enjoy doing applique. I love making pictures. Using a sewing machine is much easier than counted cross stitch or oil painting for me. I enjoy landscape quilting as well. I am working on my first applique project in the spring of 2014.
Bernina 630, my main machine
Pfaff 2036, my class machine
Babylock Molly
Bernina 1200DA serger
Unique Sewing Cabinet 450L

PattyGee
PattyGee  Friend of PR
Intermediate
MN USA
Member since 11/12/03
Posts: 765
Login to reply to this post

In reply to SewBusy63 <<


Date: 10/27/12 7:23 PM

deleted

-- Edited on 10/28/12 0:28 AM --

------
Patty
Bernina 530, Bernina 200e with upgrade 730, BL Enlighten Serger, BL Coverstitch and Juki TL-2010Q.

Mufffet
starstarstarstar
Mufffet  Friend of PR
Intermediate
VT USA
Member since 8/14/05
Posts: 10478
Login to reply to this post

thumbsup 2 members like this.
Date: 10/27/12 7:49 PM

I think your quilt looks just wonderful. It has a very Asian look because of that wide border. I would probably bind it now. It is just lovely. Whatever you do will be a wonderful gift from your SIL. :)

------
"Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible."
--Dalai Lama

I have sewing machines

SewBusy63
star
SewBusy63
Intermediate
Member since 12/10/07
Posts: 4385
Login to reply to this post

In reply to iSewQuiltArt <<


Date: 10/27/12 9:59 PM

I agree it is too large. The original plan was to make it around 4" then add an 8" outer border. When I realized it wasn't as big as I thought it would be, that's when the green border got enlarged.

I'll think about it some more, but I like the idea of making it 2 or 2 1/2". What do you think about the outer border size? I can order a different Fandango fabric for the backing, if needed. The colors that are in the particular one I want to use are their wedding colors.

------
~Diana~

♥ Bernina 830E ♥ Bernina 1150MDA serger

✝The Lord is my Light and my Salvation: whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? Psalm 27:1✝

SewBusy63
star
SewBusy63
Intermediate
Member since 12/10/07
Posts: 4385
Login to reply to this post

In reply to Mufffet <<


Date: 10/27/12 10:01 PM

I thought about doing that, but would really like to put the border fabric on it since that was the original plan. Also, the binding fabric won't go with the green.

------
~Diana~

♥ Bernina 830E ♥ Bernina 1150MDA serger

✝The Lord is my Light and my Salvation: whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? Psalm 27:1✝

Maia B
star
Maia B  Friend of PR
Advanced Beginner
IL USA
Member since 10/27/10
Posts: 4474
Login to reply to this post

thumbsup 1 member likes this.
Date: 10/27/12 10:28 PM

Love the quilt, LOVE the green. So that you don't have to buy more fabric, I think I'd cut the green border down to 2-4". Though if the border were very perfect, that would be painful, lol.

I really like the pop of the green.

------
🌸 Plenty of machines, mostly Berninas 🌸

Go to Page:
Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
printable version Printable Version

* Advertising and soliciting is strictly prohibited on PatternReview.com. If you find a post which is not in agreement with our Terms and Conditions, please click on the Report Post button to report it. Quilters' Corner >> Over sized Disappearing Nine Patch Lap Quilt

Merchants on PR
So Vintage Patterns
Thank You for Joining!
Deals!
Fitz Like a Glove Ironing Board Cover
Made In Australia
Deals!
SewBaby
Unique Sewing Patterns
Deals!
Budo Bear Designs
Asian Designs
Web site
Patterns from the Past
vintage sewing patterns
Deals!

Copyright © 2014 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.
Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Contact Us
Online Sewing Classes
Bust Adjustments
Fee: $39.99
(Regular $39.99)
Bust Adjustments

Online Sewing Classes
Sewing with Slippery & Drapey Fabrics
Fee: $19.99
(Regular $49.00)
Sewing with Slippery & Drapey Fabrics

No Pattern Used No pattern number
photo
Review by XandraReyn... on 6/7/08
Read Review

Kwik Sew 3718 Pattern
Kwik Sew 3718 Pattern

Details
Price: $11.49
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Butterick 5916 Pattern ( Size 8-10-12-14-16 )
Butterick 5916 Pattern ( Size 8-10-12-14-16 )

Details
Price: $18.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Simplicity 1801 Misses Dress
photo
Review by ThreadsofF... on 1/21/13
Read Review

Cake Patterns Pavlova Top Digital Pattern (35-50)
Cake Patterns Pavlova Top Digital Pattern (35-50)

Details
Price: $9.50
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Peek-A Boo Elastic Band Booties Digital Pattern ( Size 0 mo - 8 years )
Peek-A Boo Elastic Band Booties Digital Pattern ( Size 0 mo - 8 years )

Details
Price: $3.99
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Petite Plus Patterns Easy Wrap Dress
Petite Plus Patterns Easy Wrap Dress

Details
Price: $21.00
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Victoria Jones Collection Men's Classic Hawaiian Businessman's Aloha Shirt
Victoria Jones Collection Men's Classic Hawaiian Businessman's Aloha Shirt

Details
Price: $14.25
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Subscribe to PR Message Board Feed Subscribe to the PR Message Board Feed Add to My Yahoo! Subscribe at NewsGator Online Subscribe at Bloglines Add to MyMSN