October 10, 2014

Round Trip Quilts

It's time to share Border 2 for Round Trip Quilts! This center came from Sew Mary Quilts. It has an awesome gradient rainbow star to work from! I had to do something with color families to play into what she already started in the middle. Mary sent a small notebook full of ideas for borders, and I feel in love with the idea of an arrow. 


Having never sewn arrows and needing a pattern that would fit perfectly to the 16.25 inch side, I grabbed some graph paper and kept my fingers crossed it would work out. I laid out the parts for four arrows, one for each side. Each arrow has two of the color families from the center block. The proportions worked out well perfectly, each arrow wasn't too long or too short. 


I was stumped on the corner block, so I sent out an Instagram SOS. They gave me the great idea of a four-patch that ties into the already established corner blocks.  







Now I need to write in the notebook sharing my ideas and design for the newest border! Hopefully Mary likes what has been added to her block :) The block is now headed to Christina at Wips & Tuts

-Patch & Chels

23 comments:

  1. Looks awesome! Your arrow idea worked out perfectly, and great execution. I'm trying to finish up my border ideas for Heather's quilt, and really enjoying how this bee is pushing my creativity!

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  2. Wow Chelsea those arrows are beautiful! The feathers are impressive! Genius idea for handling the corners. Are there instructions for the low volume background fabrics? Your choices go beautifully with the center.

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  3. Love how you combined two colourways in each arrow ... it turned out great!

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  4. Great addition - the 4 patch fits perfectly!

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  5. Perfect addition!!!! I love your arrows. :D

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  6. This looks great! I love your arrows. Nice addition.

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  7. This looks fantastic, Chelsea! I really like how you used 2 color tones in each arrow, and the corner blocks are spot on.

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  8. great add on, I love the arrows and the colors you selected were awesome!!!

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  9. Those arrows are perfect! Well done Chels! What a gorgeous quilt so far!

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  10. Wow, great border, great block! This is going to be a great quilt!

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  11. Your borders are a wonderful compliment to the center, it looks great.

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  12. Perfect addition with those arrows, and the two colours! The four patches are perfect also!

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  13. That is so cool! This is why this type of bee intimidates me. I don't think I'd ever be able to come up with something so clever. It really is brilliant and I know Mary will love it.

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  14. This is beautiful! I love the arrows, and the corner pieces work perfectly.

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  15. This is awesome! This was such a creative addition and works so well. I've seen these feathers several times in blogland - are they paper pieced? I'd love to know how to make them.

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  16. Lovely arrows in your border - you are now a Fletcher :)

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  17. Beautiful! I love the arrows too...What a fun project. It will be interesting to see what everybody add to it as it progress.

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  18. Wow! Your arrows are just beautiful!

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  19. Great call, Chelsea! It looks beautiful. I love the arrows and how you combined the colours. I can't wait to see what the next round brings!

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  20. Out of the world ridiculously amazing.

    That is all.

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  21. I love Mary's centre block, and it is one I want to make ... one day! It is wonderful how you brought back the rainbow element with your arrows. The fabric choices are just right with the centre. Those Instagram folks are clever with their corner suggestions too!

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