RE: Free Dictionary Definitions:
1. A part that forms the outer edge of something.
2. A decorative strip around the edge of something, such as fabric.
3. A strip of ground, as at the edge of a garden or walk, in which ornamental plants or shrubs are planted.
4. The line or frontier area separating political divisions or geographic regions; a boundary.
v. bor·dered, bor·der·ing, bor·ders
1. To put a border on.
2. To lie along or adjacent to the border of
1. To lie adjacent to another
2. To be almost like another in character
Borders are the hardest part of quilting for me. I much prefer to not do a border or to do a thin border to match the sashing. The 'paper doll' quilt just needed a thin border. Now I could do another border around this, but I like this size for kids. Backing pieced, binding made, and batt (order came in) is ready - this is one of my Hands2Help quilts.
Or a border that seperates, but also blends with the center is needed. When I do a super scrappy quilt, I like to use a scrappy border. This is my 'Goodnight Irene' - again backing, binding, and batt is paired up with it. This is another Hands2Help charity quilt.
I don't like to do wide borders, but sometimes that is what is needed to contain, accent, and finish off. It does all lay flat and squared - I just don't bend over this hip well enough yet. This is my 'Count Down to Christmas' . The flow of the layout is a little lost with the bundle I had contained a lot of tans. Again the backing is prepped, binding and batt ready. This one will be heading off to a long armer in a couple of weeks.
The 'Relaxing Round Robin' has been a border thought process for me, too. Maybe that is why I have struggled with each round past the center. I went with three different ideas and then stayed with the ever faithful geese.
Do you struggle with borders? Are you borderless? Do you like skinny or wide, single, or multiple borders?