Decisions, Decisions

I started working on the piano key border for the Glamping quilt this week.  Now I need to decide the direction I want the border blocks to face since some of my prints are directional.

The big decision is whether the ‘up’ edges should be on the outside of the quilt all the way around, or if just the on the top & sides, then for the bottom I should have the ‘bottom’ edge facing the outside of the quilt.  I know, this probably doesn’t make any sense!

Here’s the lower-right corner and how I’m thinking I should do it:


But Gret thinks I should do both my top & bottom borders with the ‘up’ edge ‘up’ so that the bottom row isn’t upside down.

Now I just need to make a decision and do it.  And I can’t do the rest of the border until I make a decision.


That’s really all I’ve done this week, well, except grope the fabric for my next project…

It’s Wednesday, so I’m linking up to Lee!
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced
Head on over to see what the others are up to!


About msminnesota

I'm a wife, mom of two (one blue, one pink), and I work full time. Our family loves to camp, and we're often on mini adventures during the summer. My fall/winter/spring/rainy day hobby is quilting. I started about 10 years ago, then put everything away when The Blue One was born. A few years ago a good friend decided to take up this 'hobby' and I've been back at it ever since. She's my partner in crime (A.K.A. 'the enabler'). I have no aspirations of becoming a quilt designer - I'm just not that good at geometry (I rely on my math major/computer programmer husband to help with piecing backs at times!). This little blog is my way of chronicling my quilting adventures. Occasionally I post about non-quilting things as well. Thanks for stopping by. Don't forget to say HI! IG: wannabequilter
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11 Responses to Decisions, Decisions

  1. knitnkwilt says:

    Do I remember right that this is a picnic quilt, so more like a table cloth or spread out on the ground with people around it? If that is the case, I’d make all the borders facing so that they look up to the person sitting at the side.

    • msminnesota says:

      It’s a quilt for the bed in our camper. That’s why Gret is thinking to do the top and bottom borders ‘up’ so that when you look at it, the girls/campers are facing the same way.

      • knitnkwilt says:

        then I’d agree with Gret. 🙂 And I’d make the side borders face down instead of up so that looking in on the bed, one would see the figures right side up.

  2. basildonkitchens says:

    How about making them random? Some up and some down? That way it won’t matter from any direction.

    • msminnesota says:

      Hmmm…I think that would bother me! 🙂 Some things I can totally live with, and other things would bug me. That might be one of them! 🙂

      • basildonkitchens says:

        Second choice would be (for me) would be to have them all face the inside of the quilt so you could see them right way up if sitting in the middle of the quilt/picnic blanket.

        But don’t stress too much – there are no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ answers & there are no quilt police 😃😃😃

      • msminnesota says:

        You know, Connie, I was thinking the same thing – I kind of like the idea of them being right side up all the way around the quilt if you’re sitting in the middle of it.

      • basildonkitchens says:


  3. marcella says:

    Cute quilt – congratulations on making it to the home stretch. I usually also put the directional borders on so that they all face to the middle (unless it’s a wall hanging then they all face the top) Have fun finishing it up – love your next project fabric, definitely something to look forward to working on.

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