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Thread: Sharing a Design for a border

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    Super Member Butterflyspain's Avatar
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    I found this tile while walking my dogs. I thouht what a great border idea

    Donīt know if you have trouble thinking about new ideas for borders but I do all the time.

    Whatcha think ?

    Elle

    You could make the strips in lines and then cut them to size then attach a 1/4 of a HST to each strip of two.
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    Great idea for a border. I'm always looking at tile work and thinking quilt patterns too. Thanks for sharing.

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    I think that would be great :lol:

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    Glad you like the idea, howevr not being used to putting small pieces of fabric together it did kindof challenge me as to how to do this.

    Was I correct in the way I put it together.

    Elle

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    Very pretty Elle! It sounds like it would work the way you put it together. Are you going to do the little square in a square block? It looks tiny!

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    Yes this would make a beautiful border. I would assemble like seminole piecing. I would make one strip unit consisting of 1 1/2" strips of cream, brown, black, brown then cream again. Once all assembled I would cut this stip set into 1 1/2" units. The other strip set would be more complicated because you need to piece all those little brown squares in a black square that would measure 1 1/2" square unfinished, easier if you PP or just increase the sizes but for the sake of explaining lets keep it at 1 1/2". Then to those you would need to attach a stip of cream to either side 1 1/2" x 2 1/2" wide or 3" to be safe. Assemble the two units by lining up to your square in a square. Once you have your border done, lop off the pointy bits.

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    Wow, Elle, that is really a great idea for a border.
    and I thinkff has it right about the way to go about it.

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    That would be an awesome border.

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    Isn't amazing how we quilters can always see quilt patterns in almost everything we see? Now if I could just figure out the measurements!

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    Okay here are the measurements.

    Each square is 1" finished. the little Dk cream block in the middle of the black is just a titch over 1/2"

    The tile is 13" long. The cream HST is 1 1/2" from the brownish line to the point. It measures a titch over 2 1/2" from the top of each brown marble square.

    Hope that makes sense. Heh you all like it, I thought it was really neat and different.

    Elle

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