For the third round of our travelling quilts group, Round Trip Quilts, I got the chance to add on to Mary’s quilt. Mary blogs over at See Mary Quilt. Mary’s quilt top has a rainbow and low volume theme to it.
Now I must admit, Mary is lucky that this quilt top didn’t conveniently get “lost in the mail” because I love how it is looking so far and wanted to steal it for myself!
I loved the rainbow pattern that was flowing around each border but I also felt like it was ready to have a calmer, more quiet border to break up the color a little bit. But I couldn’t completely give up the rainbow effect, so I decided to make skinny strips of color between larger white on white blocks!
I think the border ultimately accomplished just what I was hoping for! The eyes have a bit of a place to rest between the super colorful borders without giving up on the rainbow side of the theme. The colored strips finish at just half an inch wide so they are really more of a subtle touch of color.
I used some black “chalkboard” fabric for the corners to tie back in to the black patterned borders from near the quilt center.
I hope Mary loves the progress as much as I do and if not, I’ll gladly take it off her hands when we’re done! 🙂