Monday, 23 September 2013

Loyal Union Sampler - Choice of borders

In the description of the sampler quilt in the novel "The Union Quilters" Jennifer Chiaverini paints a picture of an appliqué border with a floral swag. Those who know me and/or have read my blog for a while will know applique isn't my strong point. So when it came time to figure out what kind of border I would do for my LUS it was either a one fabric border or a pieced border.

Remember these pictures from March 2011?

The birds in the air block plays a prominent role in the novels set in the 1800s; stories of slaves escaping to the north. So in honor of Joanna's Birds in the air quilt from "The Runaway Quilt" I chose a border pieced together of 6" Birds in the air blocks.

The smaller triangles are made up of the scraps from all of the fabrics I used in the blocks while the larger ones are all made with the Apple Orchard dark-fabric from The WInding Ways Quilt collection

Still thinking of one day making a Birds in the Air quilt with this layout:

The border blocks are the only sneak-peeks of the LUS I gave on my blog while making the quilt, but I don't think anyone - except Annelies, my quilting buddy who was working on her own version of the quilt - had any idea what the blocks were going to be used for.

Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida


Mary said...

I love your border! now we know why you used those blocks there. I linked my DWM back to your last post. Great comparison of SBS and LUS!

Nancy said...

The quilt is absolutely stunning and I think your choice of birds in the air was perfect! You do such beautiful work, Anne Ida. I've missed seeing you, and I'm very glad you are back!

Elin said...

Kjempefint! Så bra du er begynt å blogge igjen!

Teresa said...

It's beautiful and I do love that border!

InGa said...

Jeg har fått boken LUS fra USA I dag,og gratulerer til fin omtale og bilde I boken.
Din quilt er utrolig flott, og borden rundt er prick over I'en.
Mange flotte blokk og inspirerende bilder å se på.
HA en fin dag.