1. Halloween pillow, 2. Back view of clamshell quilting pattern, 3. Scrappy Blue Charm Quilt Closeup, 4. Sydney's Quilt, 5. FMQAL Wavy Crosshatch, 6. "Up Cycled" Denim Quilt
1. Topography: love the texture this brings to a quilt. Using a walking foot I would space my lines farther apart
2. Clamshell: love this traditional design, this version looks like a good size for using your walking foot. It adds texture so much texture to a quilt. Remember that you can quilt this in diagonal rows to make it easier.
3. Geometric Meander: I think this is my favorite design of the week.
4. Topography: here is a larger quilt done with “topography” Looks like this was done free motion. With a walking foot I would space my lines out more or I would be quilting for months!
5. Quilted Fabric: looks like this one was done free motion. Space the quilting lines out further and you can do this with a walking foot too.
6. Ribbons: go bigger and remember to make your curves and loops gentle when quilting this design with your walking foot.
1. Stars of the sea quilting detail, 2. "orange peel" border, 3. Kaleidoscope quilt for Modern Relief Japan, 4. 2nd border pumkin seed, 5. Quilted border coming up for the March Tulips., 6. Quilted border of Scrappy Stars, 7. Peyton's Quilt - Border Close Up, 8. detail of machine quilting on border, 9. Heart Quilt Border Detail 2, 10. Cable quilting, 11. machine quilting on border, 12. Quilting detail
1. Piano Key: this one is doubled so it looks more like bead board.
2. Pumpkin Seed/orange peel: this narrow border got 1 row of pumpkin seed
3. Straight lines: this border is merely echoing the quilt blocks. I love the spacing, nice and wide.
4. Pumpkin seed/orange peel: this wide border got a few rows of pumpkin seed.
5. Cable: This quilt is being prepped for a nice wide cable. I’m kind of lazy when it comes to stops and starts so I would cross my lines in the middle.
6. Straight lines: This border looks like a traditional rail fence block. It looks like sets of “piano keys” alternating from horizontal to vertical.
7. Geometric meander: This looks a more planned out geometric meander.
8. Straight lines: This quilt is using some very narrow straight lines that form a frame around the quilt.
9. Ribbons: The very top border of this quilt looks like ribbons. If it is a narrow border I wouldn’t throw in too many loops so that I wouldn’t have to turn the quilt very much (or maybe no loops at all.)
10. Cable: another wide cable border (I would allow my lines to cross.)
11. Straight lines: another quilt, this time with wider spacing, that forms a frame around the center quilt blocks.
12. Waves and cable: This quilt has two border designs. The outer most one is done in gentle waves that are echoed. The inner border has two rows of single cables.
What do you tend to do with your borders? Do you just do an all over design on the whole quilt? Do you tend to stick with one border design?