Thursday, January 20, 2022

border progress

I decided that, as long as I have to move the hoop around, I may as well do the next two borders together.

Since the 5-inch squares are made from a variety of yukata fabrics, I didn't want to use a quilting design that would either distract from the print, or not be seen at all. 

I decided on just a square inside the square, one inch from the border. I think that is enough to keep the batting from shifting, and the puffiness will be warmer. 

I had planned to use the same vine pattern for the second blue strip, and decided to use a blue thread instead of the white. Since I was doing this along with the squares, I drafted a different pattern that could be done square-by-square. It is quite convenient because I can keep two needles ready for the squares, white on light, and blue on dark, and I like the way the blue thread shows up in the third border.

I am finished now with three sides, so will have to think about what I am going to do with that floral outer border. I have a basic idea but am thinking between navy and blue threads, and how much I want that quilting to show.


  1. love that border with curls and a heart, alternated from up to down. the thread shows it off just right.

  2. It is so beautiful! Such an awesome creation. Love seeing each step and your thoughts.

  3. it looks great! It will be well loved. So impressed with your hand quilting!

  4. Interesting to read about your thoughts and what you are doing for each area. The whimsical hearts are so lovely! I love indigo prints.

  5. Ooh. Beautiful pattern for the wide border and it looks great in the blue!