Thursday, May 15, 2014

Chain of Stars addition

As I said in my last post I made some modification to my Chain of Stars top. I decided to make it bigger, and also I didn't like it not having a border since the pattern went all the way out and it would've bothered my eyes after binding.
Remember the top when it looked like this?:

I love the design and wanted to make it float and stand out so I pieced some background fabrics together for a fairly wide border. I like it much better now. I was thinking to put squares in the middle of each of the borders so the square pattern can come together, but it would've been too much hassle, so I just decided against it.

It turned out this way:

It's a rainy day outside so I had to ask Fiance to hold the top up for me, pardon the fingers! 

I also made the binding @pantsfreesia-style! 

Now I'm just waiting for the backing to arrive which I ordered from Hancocks of Paducah since they had a sale going on, plus I got a 20% off coupon code in the email for Mother's day, so win-win for me! I have so many thing to do, and I really don't feel like piecing the backing for now.

I took pictures of how I did the borders without using a measuring tape, and will write up a tutorial on that in tomorrow's post.

'Til we blog again! :)


  1. It looks great. I like the way it floats!

  2. That background really floats it well. I like kind of scrappy backgrounds with various fabrics. I think it brings depth to the quilt.

  3. That was a good decision. Nicely done. 8-)

  4. Floating your top with the border makes a huge difference. I like it.

  5. The difference with the added border is amazing! I agree with you it is so much more beautiful and does float with the boarder. Beautiful beautiful quilt top.

  6. Beautiful quilt and I definitely like it better floating!

  7. The added white border does wonders for your beautiful quilt!

  8. I love the color combination in your Chain of Stars and I do like it better with the border. The pattern really pops!


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