EQ 4s

Lots of little pieces, lots of sharp points and it’s blue. I don’t normally like any of those things, but I like this.

I think I would like this sitting on a bed with a wide mid to dark blue border hanging over the edge.

Thinking about it, most of the designs I post here are would be much more suitable to be looked at as a whole on top of a bed or on a wall, and if they were made up as bed quilts they would need something extra to hide the edges of the mattress, keeping the design area on the bed. Because the design is on the screen in front of me I think I sometimes forget about the bit which we don’t see properly on a bed.

I usually keep the borders of a quilt fairly simple because most people I know have smallish bedrooms, and it is often difficult to see even one side of the bed properly. Elaborate borders are wasted! However, a bed quilt should be big enough to hang over the side. By the time you get a body, or two, under a quilt it shrinks around the edges, and the bit which hides the mattress when the bed is nicely made during the day (whether you can see them clearly or not) gets pulled up on to the sleeping surface anyway. I like to make sure there is something to stop the cold creeping in while people sleep under quilts I make!

I am out of here, and will look at some of the nearly 600 designs I have posted to see if I need to allow for the bodies in the bed a bit more!

About Virtual Quilter

I am a quilter who designs many more quilts than I will ever make, and I am sharing one quilt design every day in Virtual Quilter. I also share my completed projects in Stuff-Ups, and Christmas decorations in Christmas Everyday of the Year.
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2 Responses to EQ 4s

  1. Donna says:

    I liked the symmetry this quilt had, and your comment about the border.

    I am thinking that a frame (border) should be going around where the bed frame edge is, and then a large space for some really pretty quilting (like big floating feathers). If this a virtual thing – lets dream it really pretty with lots and lots of threadwork and swirls. Even if it was in a matching thread, the texture would be awesome. You are giving me ideas again. Thanks for the inspiration.


    • virtualquilter says:


      The virtual border sounds good, but I am looking for the next big thing in quilting designs to replace a few of the feathers which are flying everywhere! I love feathers, but just sometimes it would be nice to see a vine with lots of pointy leaves and some flowers.

      Judy B


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