Thursday, May 2, 2013

"Curve it up" Block Border

Since completing my "curve it up" blocks, I've been thinking of ways to put them together.  I knew I didn't want to put them on point, so that was ruled out.  I knew I wanted some sort of sashing and wanted them to float.  

 A few days ago I had an idea in my head and after drawing it out on paper, thought it just might work.
 

  
Yesterday, I added the border to this block and loved it right away!  I contemplated on what color to use for the border and decided on a plum which looks fantastic with the orange and aqua!

I couldn't wait to add more borders on to my blocks.  I got 3 more done today.


Now.... I'm really loving how it's turning out.  I love how it makes each block stand out and it really directs your eye to look at the individual blocks.  It also creates a great secondary design!

Okay...so, if you love this as much as I'm loving it...I did up a little tutorial on the next post showing how to do it.

...and you thought you were done...he...he...he!

~Jenny~    

18 comments:

Cindy said...

Oh boy...I do love it!!!! Perfect.

Karin said...

these are amazingly AWESOME! Love love LOVE!

Kathy said...

I know what I'm doing tomorrow! :)

knitandpatch said...

WOW! This is great, I love it.
Hope I will soon have the tim to complete my blocks and I think I will add the border to my solid blocks. Thanks for sharing!
Saskia

Shar said...

They turned out great!

Mary said...

Perfect! Love the colors.

Teresa in Music City said...

Oh yes I do! Absolutely love it!!!

Ray and Jeanne said...

This is wonderful! ~Jeanne

Vicki in MN said...

Oh yeh that works good!! And thanks for the tutorial.

Karen said...

This looks perfect! A very powerful visual effect - great job.

Katie M. said...

This will be encouragement for me to get busy and get mine done! So very nice.

Pam said...

love the curved sashing...xo

Lucia Brown said...

I love how it looks! It's absolutely stunning! Thanks for the tutorial.

Kate G said...

Love this! So awesome.

Ramona said...

Love your borders. The curve it up series has made some of the prettiest blocks. Thanks for all the inspiration.

ANudge said...

Love this! Thanks so much for the tutorial.

Mama Pea said...

Love it, love it!

Sew Sisters Quilt Shop said...

They look amazing!
Carol