Assembled

The 5 Star top is assembled. It’s rare that I make a monochromatic quilt and right now I’m a bit ambivalent about this one although I know it will be fine with quilting. There are instructions on the website for this quilt including RWB version


By the way, I don’t like making square quilts. I make quilts to be used and I’m taller than I am wide (at least for now) but sometimes I like to start with a square design like these enlarged star quilts where I start with a single block.  In this case, border 1 (the light green) and border 2 (the half square triangles) were only added to the top and bottom of the quilt giving me 16 extra inches of length before I added the final border. 

Sometimes I frame the entire quilt before adding the length like in this Log Cabin but the idea is the same, two of the borders are only added to the top and bottom of the quilt to add length. 


Another way I like to add length is to add borders just on top. These hearts weren’t square before I added the border but I wanted just a little more length. 


And of course, I’ve added rows of stars over my Patriotic Rail Fence quilts several times, including the original version that had stars not just on the top but also on the bottom. 

5 thoughts on “Assembled

  1. Sara F

    These are some great ideas for adding length to a square quilt. I’m working on a square quilt and now I can visualize how to make it rectangular. Thanks for sharing these.

  2. Nancy

    Another attractive pattern: it will make a nice Quilt of Valor. I often need to add borders to make quilts longer, so your tips will come in handy.

  3. ---"Love"

    I love that log cabin, colors and layout! The heart quilt is quite unique! I love it too! —“Love”

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