Monday, December 4, 2017

A Pair of Borders

I tried to move on to other projects, but Mom's quilt sucked me back in.  I calculated the yardage and bought the fabric I need for my next quilt.  So there's that.  And I baked.  A lot.  However, I spent a good chunk of Thanksgiving cutting and playing with the border.  It was fun - just not what I had intended to do.

But look:


That's it!  Now it needs to be sandwiched.  I have no idea how to quilt it.  Do I do something detailed?  Or some large overall pattern?  I need to think about it - see what it tells me it wants.  At least I can baste it in the meantime.

I finished the top of the Shirt Quilt as well.  I really like the charity group's choice of the blue-black borders.  It brings out the rest of the quilt.  The piece of fabric was just long enough to do do the borders in one piece.  Cool.  I had plenty left for the binding, too (although it was cut along the grain, so not much give).  It's ready to ship to the charity group the next time I head to Ryco.

So - if I get inspired with quilting designs, I'll continue with Mom's quilt.  Otherwise, I'm off to the next quilt or Drapes.

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10 comments :

  1. Both quilts are great, but the first especially is stunning, what a pattern!

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  2. The border looks wonderful on your mum's quilt. Love the colours in the shirt quilt. The colours of the plaids are perfect together.

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  3. Hi Sally,
    Such big completes this week! Your mom's quilt looks great, and I can't imagine how you are going to quilt it but I look forward to seeing. I have three quilt tops waiting for me to be inspired to get busy. I'm not feeling it lately. ~smile~ Roseanne

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  4. Your mom's quilt is beautiful! I really like the border, and I bet it feels great to have it done. Congratulations, Sally - now on to the next step!

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  5. Love your shirt quilt and the pattern you chose. Yes the border looks great. I love memory quilts made from clothing. We throw away so much great fabric.

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  6. Love the reversed dark triangles in the border! That's a really nice touch.

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  7. Your mom's quilt is beautiful. I'm sure you'll figure out the perfect quilting for it. I really like how you carried the plaids into the border on the shirt quilt with the little strip inner border to stop the eye. It looks great.

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  8. Hey, I love that border! This quilt is really pretty in the blues and browns.

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  9. Both quilts look great, but I'm partial to the first one. It is very dramatic with the colors you chose.

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