I started working on my Spring Blooms Mini Quilt last night. At Quilt Market, I picked up this kaleidoscope block kit from The Quilted Corner. The pieces were all prepared, all I had to do was put it together. It took about an hour to make.

It finishes at 12″ and I’d like to make it a bit bigger. I’m thinking a 1/2″ black border, followed by 1.5″ peach border. Trying to decide if I should make the peach border 2″ and then bind in black, or leave it at 1.5″ and add a black border of 2″ and then bind in peach.



Border Thoughts?
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  • June 7, 2009 at 11:47 am

    my two cents- black/peach, bind in black…it frames it nicely without taking away from the center block too much.

  • June 7, 2009 at 11:47 am

    I think the peach in 2 inches would look great along with the black inner border.

  • June 7, 2009 at 11:55 am

    Love the pink border and black inner border. I think I would do a black binding also. Lovely fabric and pretty quilt!

  • June 7, 2009 at 12:03 pm

    I see butterflies fluttering around the border of this quilt, Michele!

  • June 7, 2009 at 12:34 pm

    I like the choice for the colours

    But why not tiny pink diamonds on a pale-blue or black back for the border ?

  • June 7, 2009 at 2:10 pm

    Great ideas thanks ladies. I found a gorgeous piece of Ricky Tims fabric that I think looks perfect. Will put on the borders this afternoon. Will post a photo later.

  • June 7, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    Wow, what a great block. Have you tried the peach next to the block perhaps 1″ and then black? Peach might be a gentle way to stop the eye and the black will finish it. The website where you found this is really something. The cost for 12 blocks in a kit is really quite reasonable considering its pre-washed, ironed and cut. All you have to do is sew it together. Very, very yummy.

  • June 8, 2009 at 8:38 am

    I see a bit of yellow/gold in the butterfly fabric. Can you add a flange/piping of that yellow between the block and the inner black border? I think it would make the whole thing just POP!

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  • June 10, 2009 at 10:40 pm

    Beautiful quilt! I’d use the 1/2-in. black border and 2-in. peach border. Bind in peach. Adding the outside black border or binding in black will draw the eye away from the center of the quilt; not towards it. Good luck in your choice!

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