Tuesday, March 15, 2011



At one point during our White Oak weekend Helen and I noticed the tremendous disparity in selvedges.  She's holding a bit of fabric with a selvedge that is approximately a quarter of an inch.  The one on my fabric is about seven times that.

I don't imagine this is interesting to anyone other than Helen and me, but I'm posting it anyway.


I've no idea why, but I've been thinking of restyling my blog and going back to two columns and going for a simpler look.


The more I think about Justin's quilt, the more I think that a border is the wrong way to go.  I consulted with No Blog Emily this morning and she agreed that a border would be all wrong.  Her suggestion was to add two rows of blocks to the bottom and see how I like it.  That would make a square quilt, about 63 x 63, generous enough to use for a nap.  Or a tablecloth.  I think she's right.


On Wednesday I'm taking Cinnamon Latte and Second Hand Clothes to the machine quilter.  Interestingly, they are two more quilts that are better without borders.


It's one of those weeks.  When I looked at the calendar on Sunday evening, I thought, "Oh, good: I only have to be out two nights this week."  Make that four.  Sheesh.  All for good things.  But too many too close together.  Sheesh.


*karendianne. said...

Ahh, thanks for the nice, informative, random post. I enjoyed it.

Brenda said...

I'm with you -- not all quilts need borders. good call on this one.

Pat said...

Good call on the borderless quilt! A border would take away that floaty feeling that the blocks have.

That is very odd about the selvedges. Did you measure the usable fabric in between? Wonder if it's a manufacturer thing. Perhaps you could do your Masters of Quiltology thesis on that.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Go for the simplifying of your blog (hope it makes it easier on your eyes and your inner self, and it is YOUR blog, after all).

I agree re border on quilt.

Yes, selvages (and WOF) vary a great deal (randomly, it seems - a small hint of MOO).

paula, the quilter said...

I just finished a quilt with no borders. BTW, I still have the banner photo for this blog. You should talk to me before doing anything because there are steps to take to make sure nothing is lost.

Salem Stitcher said...

That is the biggest selvage I have ever seen. Ever. It's ridiculous. Moo.
You do what you want with your blog. It's yours afterall. It wouldn't matter if it was black and white and no charming title blocks, etc. I'd still come visit just to hear what you have to say.
I love a quilt with no borders. Borders are a pain in the hiney and many times add nothing to the quilt.
Yay! Two more finished. And yay again for no borders.
I'm having one of those weeks too. I think I'm home Friday evening. I have no idea how I ever worked a real job.

(Love this post btw.)

Anonymous said...

I like the quilt with no borders. We finished a "charity" quilt today and decided it looked better without!! I love the picture of you - we definitely belong to the same family. Your CA cuz