Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Burgundy Rail Fence

This quilt is a king size 96 x 106 with 4, yes 4, borders. They are 3.5, 4.5, 5.5, and 6.5 inches from inside out. That is a lot of border. So I decided to treat just the two outside and biggest ones as borders. The 2 inner borders were just part of the field of the quilt. The front fabric, burgundies, creams and browns is somewhat older than the back fabric. It reads as very dark. The back was a very light cream. The owner thought that she wanted me to use burgundy thread. YIKES, the BURGUNDY thread on the light cream back would really show all the stops and starts. I talked her into using cream thread top and bottom. I used Superior So Fine 40 Pearl and Superior Bottom Line 620 Cream in the bobbin.

I used Jodi Beamish's Maple Syrup panto and I love the curls and leaves, lots of movement. I used double swag stencil on the border. I think the back looks better than the front.

1 comment:

Lisa said...

This is soooo pretty!


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