This would be a wonderful border treatment for baby and doll quilts, and not hard to replicate on your own. The lacy edging adds a nice touch, as well.
First, you’ll need to find a pattern for the hand quilting. Coloring books, coloring pages and clip art should provide options. Google can help you out there.
Keep in mind that all you really need are cute faces. Half-circle paws can be drawn by hand.
Once you have images you like, you’ll need to alter them to the correct size for your border. Notice how the quilted figures butt right up to the edge of the piecing, but there’s some space before the binding.
Here are some instructions for resizing quilt blocks. This would also work for your quilting motif.
Transfer the quilting motifs to the border of the pieced top, however you usually do it when working with a paper pattern.
Hand quilt using a contrasting color of thread. Or, try perle cotton for a thicker quilting line that stands out more. You’ll find tips for quilting with perle cotton here.
We’d love to hear your suggestions, too. Please leave a comment below if you have ideas about how to create a similar border.