I’m truckin’ along on my Dresden plate quilt. I used a Bliss jelly roll for the plates and some white cotton out of my stash for the background.
I just need to hand stitch down the red circles and I will be ready to figure out borders.
Here’s my dilemma:
The finished size can’t be more that 43 inches because I am making it to fit this shelf in my sewing room:
(I’ve never had the gumption to finish that ugly one that has been hanging there FOREVER)
So the border can only be 4 inches on each side. But I REALLY want to try a border that will be a challenge for me, a border I have never tried.
At first I thought I would do just a plain white scalloped border like this :
(which I should probably still do because it wouldn’t look bad at only 4 inches)
Image from 20th Century Quilts
But when I started looking at antique Dresden plate quilts I fell in love with the Ice Cream Cone border:
Image from Q is for quilter.
I’m not so sure how an ice cream cone border would look at only 4 inches?? And can I really handle a binding on all those curves?
I do have this book, so I think I will sit down tonight a read through it and see if it helps me figure some things out.
I hope your day is finding you trying new adventures!