Monday, October 15, 2007

A couple years ago I was in a batik friendship star swap. There were no rules on colors or combinations. I decided to pull them out the other day and made this top. It is 60x72. There is a small green sticky outy border like piece of fabric and then the outer pink/purple batik. I had a discussion once with a friend if there was a way to attach the sticky outy thingy to the quilt top and have it fold out toward the border. Because if it is used with blocks like this when it folds in toward the top, parts of the blocks would be cut off. Anyway, we came up with the only way to do it was to sew it to the border and then miter the corners. I like the effect of the green here, it stops the pattern from running into the border.

2 comments:

paula, the quilter said...

Is "sticky outy" the technical term for "flange"? *grin*

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

I like little skinny borders - you are right - the green gives just enough defination between the blocks and border - looks great! Only other thing I can think of is to make it with a bias tape maker and then sew it on? Great use of swap blocks!

Cheers!

Evelyn