Sunday, August 19, 2012

Round Robin ~ Jan's

The next round in the Round Robin, is Jan's block. Here is what it looked like when I got it.

I thought about continuing with an easy applique vine, but after doodling a bit on the computer I decided not to go there.
Thinking it needed a bit more pizazz, & something less traditional, I did an improvisational
pieced border. I'd been reading Rayna Gillman's book, Create  Your Own Free-Form quilts, which gave me the inspiration, & reminded me of Ricky Tims' Caveman quilting, in the way she pieces. Here is how it came out.

I also added just a touch of embellishment by hand couching yarn bits on 3 sides.


6 comments:

Delighted Hands said...

Oh, I like the punch of the borders!!! Just what the center needed!

Stephanie Briggs said...

Wow THAT is AMAZING!

Melodie said...

I love your photos. That pieced border brings out the color of the flower!

Unknown said...

Love it Deb!!

Unknown said...

What a transformation!!!

Kathy -MIQuilter said...

Your boarder was a perfect choice. It spiced it up!