Yesterday was dyeing day and usually I'm too tired to do much else after that. But I was listening to a good book and that was enough to keep me company in the sewing room for a few hours.
I got 3 half borders done! I know this looks silly. Why would you prepare half a border? Well,, my template is half a border and to do the other half I have to flip it over and realign everything. I decided it would be easier to do this half on all 3 border and then flip everything to do the other half.
I was right, it is easier.
Just in case you think I'm being uncharacteristically carefree about the blossom colors, fear not. I printed out a photo of the quilt top and have the border sides labeled. I use this photo as a guide to pick the blossom and center colors. I mostly want to avoid reds and yellows next to each other since they stand out the most.
I'm even picking the corner blossoms as I go. Although I might move this one to corner 4. I'll see when I have all of the borders glue basted.
Today a friend is coming over to help me with some veterans quilts and while she is quilting I might get to work on my wall. I have my idea for the last block.
2/16/2017 09:14:38 am
Oh my goodness! That is so beautiful. Also I enjoyed rereading the article on test driving longarms. Lots of good information there.
Tina in NJ
2/16/2017 01:16:53 pm
I can't believe you're on the last wall section! I adore this quilt and have enjoyed watching it evolve. I'm looking forward to seeing it in person, as I saw Lura's Choice last year. ;)
2/16/2017 01:32:23 pm
I am just catching up and you have made fantastic progress on this quilt! Such patience you have for all the detail!
2/17/2017 07:52:28 am
I have done some machine stitched applique, but I can not imagine doing that much hand applique. It looks fantastic though.
2/17/2017 08:41:47 am
great organization....loving the quilt
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.