While I was working on cleaning up the blog yesterday, I noticed the "all-time" button on the stats section. I was quite surprised to see this post from January 2010, as one of the most read. I actually sounded like I knew what I was talking about, too. It is worth the repeat, with a little updating and added photos.
Borders..how wide do I go?
This year I have had emails asking how to determine the size or width of the border on a quilt. I have researched it over the years and even have a couple of books on borders. A lot of inspiration and how to info, but not a lot of help in planning the width or how to decide. Finally I researched the principals of design in art, since quilting is my visual art form. There are 6 main topics here: unity, variety, balance, contrast, proportion and pattern/rhythm. From these I figured out "my formula" that pleases my eye.