Friday, February 5, 2010

Eccentric Border

I first saw this border on a red, gray, and black wool quilt from the early 20th century.  I think it's quite possible that that early quilt was made by someone who planned a three-strip border and then didn't realize until too late that the corners were going to be a bit awkward.  But there was something about them that was appealing, and I knew one day I might want to make a quilt using something similar.
This top was pieced about 2 years ago and has been waiting for a border.  It isn't as bold as on the antique quilt, but I think I'll like it.  I really am going to try to get this layered and quilted soon.  (The backing is ready.  I just don't have a comfortable place to pin baste it.)

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