Monday 15 December 2014

The Brad Pitt Border

Ah! The Brad Pitt Border. This border, which is on my version of Marg Sampson George's Not the Levens Hall Quilt, has the ability to look great on many a quilt. It is a wonderful way to use up special fabric pieces and scraps left over from central medallions.

Here is an overall view of the quilt border.

Below are some close ups. I have used some of my favourite fabrics in the strip pieces.

In the checkerboard section below notice how the light fabric pieces are not all made from the same fabric. Some are small dot, some are crowns. This detailing adds greatly to the visual interest of the quilt. These sections are constructed square by square, and not strip pieced. This means that each checkerboard is unique. Notice also that the coloured squares contain a range of colours from light to dark, which gives it depth and movement. 

I hope you enjoyed looking at the border in detail. I adored making it. I felt as if I was creating a singing picture in fabric. 

Happy sewing, Miriamx 

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