Ohio Star Border Finished

Ohio Star Bordered quilt top

It took only a week longer to finish the top than I expected.  Partly because it was tedious, and partly because I read two novels instead of sewing. That is the hazard of having more than one hobby.

I reported on the start of the quilt here and here.  I tried various ways to get the aqua/green into the border, but each of them lost more in the effect of the border than they gained overall.  I was so busy taking down and putting up that I forgot to photograph any of them. I did replace half of the squares in the first row with the darker green, one of the colors I’d have used if I’d have done the Court House block of an earlier plan.

As I said earlier, the border was rather tedious to do. But yes, I would do it again if I had a quilt that it seemed right for. I would think twice about how many colors and values I’d use, and most likely restrict myself to two.  I also think it would look better on a larger quilt  with a center that is put on point so that there are large triangles to rest the eyes on.

2/17/15 Linking with Tues Archives

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11 responses to “Ohio Star Border Finished

  1. A great finish for a very industrious project.

  2. quilt32

    That’s a lot of Ohio Stars – great job.
    Lillian

  3. I love the borders on your quilt. I have not done many borders over the last year and half I have quilted but I really want too. About a month ago I bought a book on borders and my hope is to read it and get some ideas and start attempting to do some pieced borders. Looks great and thanks for linking up.

  4. dezertsuz

    It does look good. I like the border a lot, and it’s a good one if you need to add width and length to a quilt. It keeps the eye moving around the quilt, too. There’s a lot of movement in this whole top.

  5. Deb

    Lots of stars! Great job on the finish.

  6. Florence

    It looks great!

  7. WOW!!! I mean WOW! LOL!!! You have truly made me look at borders in a whole new light…thank you for that! Yours is truly an inspiration! 🙂

  8. Cute border! I agree that it would be nice on a larger quilt with blocks on-point. 🙂 http://www.quiltartbymegan.com

  9. Though tedious…..the Ohio Stars really made for a beautiful border!! So glad you rejuvinated this post at Tuesday ARchives!!

    • Your Ohio Stars look great. I had a quick glance through your blog while trying to find the post of this quilt all finished. I didn’t find a post of the finished quilt, but what I saw of your other quilts was very impressive. I like your style.

  10. Your Ohio Stars look great. I had a quick glance through your blog while trying to find the post of this quilt all finished. I didn’t find a post of the finished quilt, but what I saw of your other quilts was very impressive. I like your style.

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