I am with your son — love color. Love the quilt, and it really is a happy quilt.
Sew lately we’ve been wondering how Jinny Beyer first started using borders on her quilts. Luckily we were able to meet up with Jinny who showed us just what we can make with borders & how she began using them on her quilts!
Each fabric has a wide and narrow stripe which coordinates in both design & color that are separated by at least a half inch so that a ¼” seam allowance is provided for on both sides. Both stripes have mirror-imaged motifs which are essential for perfectly mitered corners.
Jinny Beyer’s border prints are made specifically for quilters in mind. She designs and engineers each border print to insure it works for the techniques she uses, whether it be framing blocks & quilts or creating interesting shapes in patchwork blocks!
Did you know that her border basics coordinates beautifully with the Jinny Beyer Palette? The colorations she chose follow her color theory and shading technique in quilt design, including lights, mediums and darks.
Want to know how you can learn all this from Jinny herself? Well keep reading and you might just be in luck 😉
But first, Jinny wanted to share a couple words with you..“In creating my newest Border Basics ensemble, I focused on versatility in both design and color. I wanted to give quilters a line of borders with which to rely upon; border prints that are set in different scales to fit projects in a variety of sizes, from a small pillow to a large bed size quilt. The colorations are a blend of multicolor and rich tonal hues to enhance projects for every occasion and every season.”
Just as promised, Jinny has provided a great introductory video on all you ought to know about border prints. Take a look!
Hope you all enjoy working with Jinny’s new Border Basics debuting in March 2016. And stay tuned on more exciting tips on working with borders and pattern freebies!Happy Quilting 😉