Welcome to the second post on quilting around the corner with a Ribbon Candy pattern. Thank you all for your positive reactions to the first post. I hope that the explanation of type 2 and 3 will be as equally motivating to go and tackles those corners.
In type 1 we worked our way to the outer corner of the border. Today I have two options for reaching the inner corner. In type 2 we will use the same principe as in type 1 with a straight premarked straight line. In type 3 we use a premarked curved line to reach the inner corner.
The style of the quilt and / or the pattern on the fabrics used will help you decide between the straight line or curved line option. The difference is best seen in the blue four-in-one drawings at the end of each of the types’ explanations.
Type 2. Inner corner.
Instead of decreasing the size of the Ribbon Candy towards the outer corner of the border, we are now decreasing towards the inner corner. By doing this a large empty triangle is created in that corner of the border. This empty space is waiting for you to fill with any flourish you like. In the drawing you can identify the necessary premarking as the white dotted lines.
Add a symmetrical flourish to stay cohesive with the rest of your border. Molar feathers are one of my favorite go-to shapes to fill any space in a quilt, as you may well know. 😂
The large empty triangle in the corner, can of course be filled with a Ribbon Candy! This next variation can be stitched in one continuous line.
It is often beautiful to add a bit of empty space between two denser patterns. I used a ruler here to stitch the (mostly 😜) straight lines.
Here are some more corner flourishes to be inspired by.
Please notice in this next four-in-one drawing how using the premarked straight line creates a more angular look for the borders. If there are triangles or flying geese featured in the quilt, this may well be the right corner option to use.
Type 3: Curved Corner
If your quilt needs some curves or softness (in quilting design), a curved premarked line towards the inner corner may be the answer. The results look more gentle and natural to me. You do end up with an awkward corner shape, but nothing a fabulous corner flourish can’t solve!
Fat curls, s-curves, swirls, just throw them all in the mix to create your bespoke corner flourish.
My favorite ‘corner fillers: the molar feathers, again.
Hearts and single feather shapes so make a pretty composition as well.
Try switching out the smallest curve for a curl. It is a beautiful start to any flourish.
And to end today’s post, some extra flourish options in this four-in-one drawing. Did you notice how using the premarked curved line create a more gentle, soft, graceful or curvaceous look to the border?
If you have tried any of my tutorials, please send me a photo of your work. I would love to admire your stitching! You can send me an email or comment to this post and add your blog address or IG handle. I could create a post filled with YOUR work, if you like.
See you next time!