Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Creative Borders and Binding Challenge with Island Batik

Happy Halloween (I know, it's a little late, but better late than never!)  Isn't this package of strips perfect for today?  Follow along with this post to see what I did with them!  The Line is Pumpkin Patch, and you will love it!

This month the challenge that Island Batik gave all of us Ambassadors was to make a quilt with creative borders and/or bindings!  Oh, the ideas that I had.  I really wanted to do a series on a medallion quilt similar to this one that I made last year -

But my time has been so limited this month that I never even got started!  With a week left for the challenge, I decided to fall back on the strips to make a fast quilt with a creative border.

I started with a pattern I designed several years ago.  The original pattern only uses 21 strips out of a package and has a plain border.  I got to thinking, why not use the rest of the strips to make a nice Piano Key border?  And so I got started on it.
I got the center pieced, measured and did some math, then started sewing the rest of the strips together and adding them as borders.

I love it!
It really adds a great touch to this quilt, and I am working on rewriting the pattern to make it include this fun pieced border.  As a bonus, it uses up all the strips in the pack, so no leftovers!

I tend to make plain borders, so it was really fun to do something different and I think it adds a lot to the quilt.

Can't wait to quilt this.  I'll be using the peachy colored fabric for the binding as well...and maybe be a little creative with that as well!  Thank you Island batik for the fun fabric, and the great challenge!

What's your favorite creative border?

1 comment:

Barb said...

I think that is very creative and you just gotta love the Island Batik Fabrics