Friday, 20 February 2009

The Year of the Quilt 3 :: A Baby Quilt :: Borders and Bindings

Warning: This post contains wonky photos, of un-ironed fabric, with bad lighting.

So, I finished piecing together the blocks of my top, now I need to make some decisions about the borders and binding.

Option #1 This is what I originally planned- a 3" green border, bound with the sheet

I like this, but feel that some of the following set off the quilt a little more.

Option #2 A thin (3/4") green border, followed by a wider border of the sheet, bound with the sheet

Option #3 Equal widths of green and sheet, bound with sheet

Option #4 Bordered with the sheet and bound with green

Option #5 A cobbled together version of #2 and #4

So now it's your opinion I'm after- there's a poll over on the sidebar --> which will run for 24 hours, and I'd love to know why you're chosen option is you're favourite in the comments down there.


  1. I like number 2, I think it looks simple but brings out the gorgeous vintage sheet more. I think the solid green in option one is a bit heavy against the floral fabric maybe.

  2. I prefer the solid green because it makes the patterns stand out more inside. I think the eye might get distracted with too many patterned focal points on the border.

  3. I'm too late for the poll I believe but I like #4. I like the solid color in the middle.

    Beautiful colors!

  4. wait just looking at the options again and it's not #4 I's #3(Equal widths of green and sheet, bound with sheet) but I would bind it with the green instead of the sheet.