I know some people have tops waiting for borders but I always put my borders on at the time I’m actively working on a top … this one however wasn’t going to have a border initially. When I pieced it I was planning to quilt it on the regular sewing machine so the size was perfect without a border but now that the longarm is here, I had decided a few months ago that I would make it a little larger by adding a single framing border of 4 inches … I found a fabric that worked and then it sat out on the bench for a few months waiting for me to add the borders which finally got done today.


I think this is going to be the next one quilted too, I have gray thread on the machine and while it may be hard to see in this photo, the background is a light gray fabric.

My countertop is going to be installed in the half bathroom tomorrow and then there are just a couple other things to be done in there and it will functional again. I can’t wait! Not having to run upstairs every time we have to use the bathroom will be great!


  1. I’m adding a border today that I also thought would not have one. It’s really best to add one while I’m working on the quilt and when it’s done, I always feel happy it’s done. (except for the quilting and binding, that is).

  2. It’s always interesting to see how a border changes the look of a quilt. This one looks great. I try to add the borders as soon as possible too. But occasionally I’ve had to set a quilt aside to let the border ideas percolate a bit.

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