More borders….

I hope I can stay on the border express and do more of them this month.  I have so many tops waiting for border decisions.

Kaffe diamond quilt top

I have been waiting to put the border on this one since Sept. 2011.  I wasn’t sure I liked the way the points were cut off of the dark sashing  around the diamonds when I first tried this border.  My 2 friends and I decided it did look OK though so I sewed it on.

This one in Kaffe’s book, “Simple Shapes, Spectacular Quilts” didn’t have a border.
He also used different fabrics in all of the outside half diamonds and I used all the same fabric.  My photo of this page in the book doesn’t show the beauty of his quilt.  It is really brighter than this photo.

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28 thoughts on “More borders….

  1. This quilt takes my breath away. This is the quilt I wanted to make with his fabrics but thought it might be too difficult. I saw a blog where Kaffe came and taught this class, it looks difficult to get all the colors right. You nailed it on the head ! Please do more borders so we can see your stunning quilts.

  2. I like your setting diamonds and the border — they add a frame to the somewhat busy blocks. I do think that extending the points would have been effective, but I also think that doing so would have been a piecing pain. Not worth the stress.

  3. I like your quilt better than the one in the book. I have all of Kaffe's books, so I pulled mine out to see the photo in the book. Your border fabric is dyn-o-mite!

    By the way, thanks for the hint to look into the book, “Cultural Fusion Quilts”. My copy arrive yesterday and I spent the afternoon delving into it. I love her philosophy and all the quilts in the book. Thinking of seeing if I can get her to come to our guild to speak and hold a workshop.

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