Border Lines

The thing about fussy cutting and foundation piecing is that you can end up with a pile of scraps. I'm not saying that's a bad thing...quite the contrary.
Just grab and sew, add a few other scraps from the basket, maybe a few matching fQs from the stash
It's so nice to have a holiday from measuring and not worry about how pointy my points are.
So I've sewed and sewed and sewed lots and lots of scraps.
And come up with borders for the dahlia quilt. It's not all sewn together yet. I just roughly pinned it onto my design wall in time to get the last few moments of photogenic light.
What do you think? Too crazy or not crazy enough?
Border Lines


  1. Looks great, i really like the colours youve used in this quilt! Whats foundation piecing like? i wanna try it!

  2. Its bright, happy and lively it suits the dahlia medallion to a tee.

    I joined your blog on Saturday and i always leave the funky quilt makers to last all your quilt are so bright and happy.

    Adele in Oz

  3. Rachael,

    I love your scrappy borders for the dahlia quilt. It is a nice surprise for a very structured quilt center!

  4. Beauty in chaos! I think you have the balance just right. And the extra surprise of seeing so many favorites in the craziness is wonderful.

  5. Wow! This is very powerful, great job!

  6. Rachael, that is awesome. It works perfectly. If you need to find it a home, I'll put my hand up now - lol.

  7. wOw!! I love your Dahlia, and I think the border looks great, wonderful way to use up all those scraps.



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