So I finished the center of the puppy quilt and now it's time to settle on a border plan.
When I last worked on this quilt in EQ, this was the border plan. I still like the zig zag ribbon but I feel like it's a little too bold for the center.
So I tried making a narrower ribbon and I like that a little better but I still feel like it's too close to the center.
I tried adding a 2" plain dark border before the narrow ribbon border plus an outer 3" plain dark border. I like this much better but I realized that the cutting and piecing for the narrow zig zag was going to be more complicated with an odd shaped piece in the block.
I went back to the wider ribbon. I think with the inner and outer borders that the wide zig zag looks just fine. After playing with this border for so long I decided to go with it.
The first step is to cut out the fabric. I love this feature of EQ that gives cutting instructions. As soon as I saw measurements that included 16ths I knew I was going to go the foundation piecing route.
One test block and I was committed.
Fabrics cut and ready to sew.
This pretty pile of "waste fabric" scraps will be making an appearance with some other fabrics on one of the Summer Giveaway days!
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.