When first reading about the challenge. I was about to quilt my Churn Dash meets Nine Patch, I decided to do something with each border. I did quite a bit of drawing.
When doing the actual quilting I changed a few things. This quilt ended up with 8 borders. Picture is of the back.
I also practised a small amount of borders on a post card.
So with this challenge I decided I wanted curvy borders. I wasn't sure how I was going to do this until I watched Sharon Schamber's cd on Designing For The Quilting Process. I learned how to draw my triangle and make my curves (borders) using French Curves.
However, I didn't want to copy and my design 8 times and tape them together. I remembered watching a show on The Quilt Show where Ricky Tims showed how to fold your sheet of paper into eighths and draft you design with pencil using this technique I drew out my curves on my eighth triangle, but again not wanting to trace all my line I decided to trace my curves with my sewing machine needle (no thread).
Back of my paper to show the needle trace.
I then traced all my needle lines.
Then using my homemade light box,
I began to trace my design on to my prepared (starched) fabric.
Next I marked my grid lines and diagonals and began to baste my layers.
I then stitched out my curves on the quilt.
Now I drew out my basic design on the freezer paper.
This was fun.
and then more fun stitching out the design. Stitching away and I forgot to take any more pictures until I was through with the grid work and had started the checker board.
Threads used ~ rayon, cotton, polyester and variegated
Batting ~ Hobbs 80/20
Fabric ~ cotton
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