14 September 2023

AHIQ New Prompt Idea! Improv Modern Borders! What's Your Favorite Border? Log Cabin Improv by Mary Hogan and The Art of Make Do Quilting by Mary Kerr, Two Excellent Quilting Reads.

One of my finished small quilts with thin borders and improv 9 Patch border.

Mary Hogan's book is full of inspiration and improv border ideas and tutorials.

Two quilts in progress with improv Saw Tooth borders.

Small sample quilt of leftover Saw Tooth border pieces.

 Hello AHIQ's !

What do you think of this new prompt? Borders are an important design feature of our quilts, right?

Have you tried any new borders lately? With what results? 

I checked out a new book from the library, The Art of Make Do Quilting by Mary Kerr. Talk about amazing borders! Her subject on the cover is The Ultimate Guide for Working with Vintage Textiles, but her ideas and inspiration are easily transfered to newer quilt fabrics of course. It's a great book with super examples of her quilt projects.

Have a wonderful quilting day!


audrey said...

Love the idea! Still stuck trying to figure out my sun quilt idea, but improv. borders are always great fun. Will have to think about this more for sure!

Quiltdivajulie said...

Janie - I love your quilts shared here. Interesting prompt.

Janie said...

Audrey, You have so many exciting improv borders on your finished quilts and quilts in progress!

Kaja said...

This is a great idea, Janie. I often love borders on other people's quilts but don't think often enough of using them myself. I absolutely think we should take this as our latest prompt - thank you!

Mystic Quilter said...

I have made two small quilt tops with improv borders and found the process very therapeutic indeed, not so hung up on rules!

Ann said...

Good suggestion, Janie.