Border Solution

I left off on this top after being disappointed that my choice for a border did not work.

NW Rail Fence Border Audition

Plan A had been to make the border from stash.  However, nothing that I already owned really worked. I finally gave in and went shopping (oh darn!). And I am happy with my choice.

Rail Fence with border

64 X 80 inches

Guild has been in need of twin sized quilts the last couple of months, so it was time to get this one on its way.  Someone else will be quilting/knotting and binding it, so I’ll not see the finish nor be able to show it here.

To visitors from Scrap Happy:  This is at least partly a scrap quilt. The middle color is from my scraps and the kit was made up from guild members’ left overs. Other readers might like to view Scrap Happy to see what folks are doing with all scraps.

Quilt history

Blocks made at 2016 Fall Retreat (no photo)

Blocks trimmed and arranged in preparation for 2017 retreat

Blocks assembled at 2017 retreat and border audition

And during the quilting silence, I’ve been knitting squares for blankets for orphans.


A friend of mine had volunteered more than he could get finished, and I had time, so  helped a bit. It would certainly be fun to be on the receiving end and be arranging squares from 400+ selection! The square was a perfect size for using up bits of left over yarn that had been seeking a project. You can see I have a few ends to weave in. Every craft has its dull moments.


Filed under knitting, quilting

11 responses to “Border Solution

  1. How true about the dull moments! But sometimes a bit of mindless work is just what I need 🙂 I like the choice to border each side of the quilt in a different color. It’s very dynamic and interesting!

  2. The borders work! You have a such a big crafting heart always working on charity projects 😀

  3. Yes, I like the solution you picked better too. Looks really inviting to snuggle under. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Love how you ended up doing the border on the quilt. And yeah for finding a project for those bits of yarn.

  5. Marci

    Gee, I thought you had a solution to the southern border with Mexico!

    Marci in Idaho

  6. dezertsuz

    That’s a wonderful choice for the borders! Those yarn squares are also enticing.

  7. When you said Fall 2016 retreat for the blocks, I said, ‘Nah, it couldn’t be that long ago!” But I guess it was. I love that you keep on plugging away on those projects. And I really like your new borders. Someone will love this.

  8. Your borders are colorful and fun and match the scrappiness of the quilt. Good for you for keeping going on a project that threatened to end up in the UFO pile. I just read through several blogs posts–and again, I am impressed by your industry and pushing forward on projects.

  9. magpiesue

    Looks like a Scrap Happy quilt to me! The border treatment is perfect. 🙂 And what a great way to use up scrap yarn!

  10. Wow! That was quite a catch-up! Now on to something new?

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