SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login
 

Platinum Sponsor
Fashion Fabrics Club
Fashion Fabrics Club

Forum > Quilters' Corner > BookCase Quilt ( Moderated by Sharon1952)

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
BookCase Quilt
To Border or not?
HDWen
star
HDWen  Friend of PR
Advanced Beginner
Arizona USA
Member since 12/26/11
Posts: 2273
Send Message

      



Date: 1/13/13 9:26 AM

Finally I put all the black sashes on and around this BookCase Quilt -- Now I wonder if it should have a border or not?

This photo shows it on a Queen bed, so it's not quite that big. If I were to add borders -- well there are ALOT of colors in this - Suggestions most wanted!


------
I have a great enthusium for sewing, but lack talent to be great.

2013

Cat n Bull
star
Cat n Bull  Friend of PR
North Carolina USA
Member since 2/17/06
Posts: 4491
Send Message

      



Date: 1/13/13 10:00 AM

I really like it as is! I think a border will take away from the awesome design.

Can you lay it out with a few border choices so we can see what it would look like?

------
Cathryn

Julkane
star
Julkane  Friend of PR
Intermediate
Pennsylvania USA
Member since 9/14/07
Posts: 700
Send Message

      



Date: 1/13/13 10:45 AM

Really nice! I t looks great without a border but since you probably want it to be a little bigger I can see putting a border on it. Try a few different fabrics to see what looks best. You will definitely need to bind with the black sashing fabric to keep the look intact. You may want to try a double border for effect.

------
Elna Excellence 740, Pfaff Quilt expression 4.0, Janome 300E, Brother 8500D, Babylock Ellageo, Janome 900CPX CoverPro, Brother 5234 Project Runway Serger, Singer Treadle, Singer 66, Singer 99

http://juliannasjourney.blogspot.com/

Restart06
star
Restart06  Friend of PR
Intermediate
USA
Member since 10/29/06
Posts: 2416
Send Message

      



In reply to HDWen <<


Date: 1/13/13 12:28 PM

Nice quilt, are those 2 1/2 by 4 1/2 inch blocks?? I like the look of it.

------
There is no easy way! quote from my Grandfather
Sharing is caring!






PattiAnnJ
star
PattiAnnJ
Advanced
USA
Member since 12/3/06
Posts: 7388
Send Message

      



Date: 1/13/13 12:36 PM

I woulds leave it as is and either forgo the binding or bind and then pull the binding completely to the back of the quilt.

------
"Improvise, adapt and overcome." - Clint Eastwood/Heartbreak Ridge

poorpigling

poorpigling
Advanced
Texas USA
Member since 12/28/07
Posts: 11066
Send Message

      



In reply to Cat n Bull <<


Date: 1/13/13 1:03 PM


I agree.. it would suffice as is. And the only way to know if you should add a border or which one to add would be to just play with it.. If one says something to you. then add it..

lgrande
star
lgrande  Friend of PR
Advanced Beginner
USA
Member since 1/18/12
Posts: 2061
Send Message

      



Date: 1/13/13 2:56 PM

I'm no expert but I think a green that matches the green in the blocks might look really nice. You'd have to see if that looks good. I also think if you went with that light green the border would have to be wide enough to balance against the dark black.

------
Linda

Bernina 830LE - Brother Dreamweaver VQ3000 - Bernina B530 - Janome 6600P - Pfaff 1209 - Babylock Evolution - Janome 644 - Babylock Sashiko2 - Babylock BLCS-2

goodworks1
star
goodworks1  Friend of PR
Advanced
Illinois USA
Member since 7/19/03
Posts: 3717
Send Message

      



Date: 1/13/13 3:40 PM

You could add a dark greyish brown or charcoal grey border and then another black on the outside. Or not. In any case, bind with the black.... Just my opinions.

------
blog: goodworks1.wordpress.com

Franksdottir

Franksdottir  Friend of PR
Advanced Beginner
Member since 4/25/08
Posts: 3253
Send Message

      



In reply to HDWen <<
thumbsup 1 member likes this.


Date: 1/13/13 3:46 PM

Boy, that really came out nicely. I am really unsure about a border.

------
Barb

HDWen
star
HDWen  Friend of PR
Advanced Beginner
Arizona USA
Member since 12/26/11
Posts: 2273
Send Message

      



In reply to Restart06 <<
thumbsup 1 member likes this.


Date: 1/13/13 6:10 PM

wow you are good LOL

I used up a Striped Jelly roll and a charm pack cut in 1/2 so they began as 2 1/2" x 5". I also had left over Black on black tone prints from a Jelly roll.

Black blocks were used as a beginning for each column and then a black block every 8th one. If I did this again I would add the black (or dark brown for a wood effect) every 4th or 5th one which I thing would highlight the striped "Books" better.

Thank you all!! I've got some Black weavers cloth for the backing and also didn't want to take away from the front design, but I'll look at perhaps a double border with a green or gray and back to black.

At 3 or 4 am it's hard to sit and wonder What borders for this -- So someone is always here ready to help :-)

Debbie

------
I have a great enthusium for sewing, but lack talent to be great.

2013

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 >> BookCase Quilt

 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        
Sewing with Slippery & Drapey Fabrics
Sewing with Slippery & Drapey Fabrics

Register

Blueprints to Blue Jeans
Blueprints to Blue Jeans

Register

McCall's 6628

photo
by: LGC

Review
Self Drafted Pattern 78396-1010

photo
by: velosewer

Review
You Sew Girl Baguette Pattern

You Sew Girl Baguette Pattern

Buy Now
PerfectFuse Sheer Black

PerfectFuse Sheer Black

Buy Now

Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Shipping Rates | Returns & Refunds | Contact Us | About | New To PR | Advertising

Copyright © 2014 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.