Fresh off the frame is this customer quilt that I just had to show you. She did such an interesting thing with her borders! I loaded her backing, batting and top on the longarm and got busy quilting.
The quilt top is fussy cut churches in attic windows.
She chose a small looping pantograph that worked well with the small windows.
It is called Chantilly Lace, by Simple Quilting Stitches. This small pantograph came with my longarm when I bought it.
I used a grey Glide thread in top and bobbin. It blended well with all the colors in the quilt.
The light grey pretty much disappeared over the pictures, and gave a bit of interest to the solid black frames.
Quilting was fast on this small piece.
The border really captured my attention as it was very interesting. She took her leftover fabrics and made a checkerboard going just around the corners in the lower left and top right.
With an inner border of gold and outer borders of red then grey, it created an extra bit of design flair in an asymmetric way.
Quilting finished and trimmed, she picked it up to take home for binding.
I’ve done one border with flying geese that had a different number of them on all four sides, but that is the only one I’ve done like that. Do you have an idea for an interesting border?