Saturday, February 2, 2013

Quilt Mulligan

I had a quilt that was making me crazy for the last few years. It was not hanging flat which was due to the borders. Also the black from one of the fabrics in the quilt had bled into the yellow inner border. This quilt has been hanging in our spare bedroom so I don’t see it often, but when I did it kept telling me to do something about it. So last week I decided to listen to it.
I thought the quilt would look better without the border so I cut off the border, blocked the remaining quilt, squared up the quilt, and bound it. I am so happy I did it because it looks much better now. It hangs flat and the wonky borders are now gone.
Before:  You can see how wonky the borders were. I am beginning to think quilts should not have borders! Believe me when I say that I am very careful when I put borders on a quilt, but sometimes they still don’t come out right. If you look closely near the black hill on the right side of the quilt you can see where the black bled into the yellow inner border.

After: Much better. Wonkiness is all gone. The orange fabric (both the sky and the water) in this quilt was hand painted by me years ago. The hills and birches are commercial fabrics.

Close up
The quilt is called “Orange Sky at Night.” Thanks for reading.


  1. What an improvement. This looks so much better without any border.

    BTW, which green did you decide on for the blue flower background?
    NancyB in AZ

  2. Well, THAT'S a bit of a wow transformation. So beautiful and able to shine now.


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