Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Bear Paw Borders Revised: Frankenstein Rainbow Batik

Rainbow Borders Pieced and Ready to Go!
Well, NOW we're getting somewhere!  I managed to get these borders pieced yesterday and I'm feeling better about this quilt again.  I wasn't able to find one perfect fabric for this border that incorporated all of the colors I needed (wanted), so I've pieced these borders from 2" strips of a rainbow batik FQ (fat quarter) and added in 2" squares of the orchid pink batik that I used in the center of my bear paw blocks and one of the turquoise hand marbled fabrics.  

Frankenstein Border Piecing Underway...
Ta Da!  THIS I Like!
I cut these borders at 2", which would give me a 1 1/2" finished border width.  When my Kona Snow solid white fabric comes, I'm going to do a 1 1/2" inner border of solid white, then the rainbow border with mitered corners, and then a wider outer border of solid white.  Although I may decide to make my rainbow border even skinner if it threatens to overpower the rest of the quilt.

Five Works-In-Progress On My Design Wall (More Hiding In the Wings)
Can't do a darned thing with it until my white fabric arrives, though.  But that's fine, because I have A NEW PROJECT that I need to start and finish in a SINGLE DAY...  Curious?  I'll tell you about it when it's FINISHED!  

Have a wonderful Wednesday!  I'm linking up with:
·       Let’s Bee Social at
·       Midweek Makers at
·       WOW WIP on Wednesday at


Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

nice to see your design wall! so many pretty blocks on the wall - looks like you are solving your border dilemma - hope it all works out for you!

Glenda said...

What a fabulousness Bears Paw quilt such strong colour it's just perfect and I like that strong border also. So great to see your sewing room and great design wall full of exciting pieces. Cheers Glenda

Alison V. said...

This looks so cool! At first I didn't realize that it was pieced and thought it was just a cool dye!

Home Sewn By Us said...

Hi Rebecca,
I love the pieced border! It looks beautiful and if really pulls the color out of the blocks. ~smile~

Susan said...

Lovely, just lovely! Sometimes quilts just take a while to tell us what they want. Thanks for sharing today on Midweek Makers!

Arna said...


You've done a beautiful job here designing this quilt. Whomever receives it will love it to death!!


Soma @ said...

Wow! You pieced that border?!! Well done! The quilt looks great with it. Your design wall is beautiful!!


Rachel said...

Your borders sound lovely! Love how the paw and star blocks work together. Good luck on your secret sewing!

Rachel said...

Your borders sound lovely! I really like how the paws and stars work together. Good luck on your secret sewing!

PaulaMu said...

That border is fantastic and brings the quilt together. I agree, figure out the width once you've got the white in there. I know all about several works in progress . . .

Val's Quilting Studio said...

Yep! I love your border too! So much fun on your design board! LOVE IT!

Unknown said...

I hate waiting for fabric. But this quilt looks great. Love those colors again the white background! Thanks for your comments on my "unquilting" post. They were a huge source of encouragement.

Katie from Hobbies Up To Here

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