There were some questions in the comments in yesterday’s post about this quilt and I want to answer them here. Note that while the photos in this post are the same size, the quilts in the photos are different sizes.
The original Lorna’s Vine quilt is shown above. This quilt is 71″ x 71″. There are 36 vine blocks in it.
I sewed together the blocks for the smaller quilt and put it on my design wall with some 8″ red border strips around it. Note that there are only 16 vine blocks. The pieced center is approximately 40″ x 40″.
I had thought that I might piece the borders – maybe using 1″ squares in 4- or 9-patches. But the more I looked at this quilt on the wall, the more I thought that piecing would detract from the applique. Then I wondered about adding a narrow inner border…
I tried a couple of blue strips and decided that, even if they are pretty, they call too much attention to themselves.
I tried some gold strips… and I liked them better. I looked at the photos of all 3 versions of this quilt on my computer and decided to go with the gold inner borders.
Here is the finished top. The inner border is 1/2″, the borders will finish at 7 1/2″. This quilt is bigger than I imagined it would be – approximately 56″ x 56″. But this is an excellent size for the wall or to use as a throw. Now I just have to get it quilted!