Friday, October 05, 2012

Free For All on Friday

Day 5 of Blogtoberfest

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I've been working on my 'free-for-all' blocks that I found on Em's Scrapbag.  I had made a few blocks earlier, but couldn't find them until I cleaned up a bit.  I decided to join all of them together, so I can't lose them any more.  Notice I am not putting these on my design wall floor; I am just sewing them together as I do them.  My design has 4.5 in solid blocks alternating with the scrappy blocks.  These solid blocks are from a 5 in charm exchange we had at our Guild last year.  Lots of variety and they make the quilt come together much faster.  

These are called 'Free For All' and it is Friday, so that means it's a Friday Free For All.  I like that.  Fridays are usually kind of boring.  I may have to make 'Friday Free For All' a regular post.   Sounds good?  Or is someone doing that already?

I am reading all over the internet that it is unnecessary to put borders on quilts right now.  A number of years ago a quilt was not finished unless it had borders.  What do you think?  Will I have to put borders on this one?   


Terry said...

Your blocks look great! This is another wonderful way to use up those pesky scraps! :0)

Simone de Klerk said...

Wow, I admire you for your scrappy quilts.
Yes, borderless is in. I think you have to see the whole quilt before you can decide.

Grit said...

Wow, this looks great.
Liebe Grüße Grit

Monica said...

I love the trellis pattern! I agree that a border is not always necessary. If you do make a border, I would keep it scrappy as well to keep the flavour of the quilt the same.

Debra Anger said...

Love your blocks this is the quilt that I would love to make! your fabrics are just wonderful!
I think we had to have boarders to buy more fabric or maybe more quilting! but yes I do love quilts without boarders... that would be a great store name..LOL