Monday, February 02, 2009

Mitered Multiple Borders, DD

This dark and murky photo does NOT do justice to this mitered, multiple border treatment, but then I couldn't climb up on the table for the best photo effect. (There are four borders.) The second photo is a little too washed out but ... You may notice one border has two different greens. I am 'making do' with pieces that were similar, in keeping with this scrappy DD. The borders are sewn together, just not sewn to the quilt.

After the center of the quilt was done, it needed 11 inches on each side to fit it to a queen size. My first border finishes at 1.5, then 2 inches, then 3 inches, then 5.

I'm liking it!

18 comments:

Paula said...

It looks awesome!!!

MAMACRAFTY said...

Love your DD! The colors look really great!

Colleen formerly of South Africa said...

Wow your DD looks wonderful.Love the colors. Even in bad light...I love it. I am sewing part 2 now. when will I ever get it done??? not a clue.

Nellie's Needles said...

Definitely worth the effort. Looks great.

meggie said...

Looking so good!!

Shari said...

Did you sew the strips together first and then mitre? I've heard that's easier.

~Joan said...

That is a stunner, Elaine. Do you have your quilting design in mind already?

~Joan

Joyce said...

Excellent! I love the multiple borders.

Julie in the Barn said...

Really awesome, Elaine. I can't wait to see how you quilt it. Your work is so precise! Those mitered borders really make this top a stunner.

Lynn said...

Your borders are perfect for this quilt - I too can't wait to see how you quilt it.

LC said...

These look really good. The quilting will be special and show them off... can't wait to see how you do it!

paula, the quilter said...

I like putting multiple mitered borders on this way. I just did it for my 4SQS#5. The DD is just awesome!

Quilts And Pieces said...

I"m liking it too!

FLO_rancher said...

Wow..there are other colors there..gosh I new it was not mostly reds by what the photo had shown. I love the border..nice job. Love those ninepatches..
Deb};o

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Double mitered boarders! I bow to you. I really don't like doing these. I have tried different methods but for some reason I end up taking out my stitches 3-4 times. I don't enjoy that.

KZK said...

That looks awesome! I avoid mitered borders (and zippers, truth be told) like the plague. :)

Purple Pam said...

Your quilt is great. I like your color combinations. The mitered borders really set it off. Great job, again!

Fiesta said...

wow, those corners are perfect!