Created by: Diane on Summit
Project

Asian Fern Border

What are you most proud of? I'm glad that I tried this out, but was disappointed by how the center and outer border weren't balanced in 'tightness' (not sure if that's the right way to explain it). What advice would you give someone starting this project? If you choose this type of design, keep in mind that it will really 'shrink' your fabric alot. So, either do it much looser on the border than I did, or use a denser center quilting design to balance it better. The unevenness really shows on the back picture.

You Can Make This

Diane on Summit made Asian Fern Border with:

Free-Motion Quilting With Feathers

Online Class

Free-Motion Quilting With Feathers

with Angela Walters

  • Cotton fabric and batting

Project Description

What are you most proud of? I'm glad that I tried this out, but was disappointed by how the center and outer border weren't balanced in 'tightness' (not sure if that's the right way to explain it). What advice would you give someone starting this project? If you choose this type of design, keep in mind that it will really 'shrink' your fabric alot. So, either do it much looser on the border than I did, or use a denser center quilting design to balance it better. The unevenness really shows on the back picture.

Q&A with Diane on Summit

Scubakp asked:
Very nicely done. Thank you for the tip/info on the shrinking of the piece with this type of quilting.
Diane on Summit answered:
This is such a great place to learn. Everyone is so helpful. I was hoping to help someone else avoid this situation, too. I think it would have worked fine had I done it larger. It is a pretty design alternative.
Deb Cavanaugh asked:
I am most impressed by how curvatious and smooth your curls are.
Diane on Summit answered:
Thanks, Deb.

Skill Level

Intermediate