Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Just a few hours ....

... is all it took to get borders onto my Pressed Flowers top.

This photo shows the inner border:

Now that the outer border is on, I can get busy and add applique to it.  This is a large queen size top (99" x 99") and I needed my step ladder to pin it onto my design wall.  DH took my other step ladder away and gave me this one instead.  He was afraid of me falling off the green one (as seen in previous post), but this one has something for me to hold onto as I'm pinning things onto my design wall.
 
Below, you can see the fabrics for the inner and outer borders:
 
Miss Hank just had to get in on the action.  She was sitting on the stairs leading to an upper level, but as soon as she saw DH and I laying the top out to measure for the borders, she came running to help us.  She is doing OK, but her kidneys have been damaged and we will have to watch her carefully.  In the spring, we will be removing all lily plants in the backyard.  That was a hard-learned lesson. 
 
I am on a mission to get more tops done.  Darn those borders!  On the bright side, I have become a pro at getting them on fairly quickly!  :o)

Have a great day!

8 comments:

Dolores said...

It's a lovely quilt. The first photos don't really show the fabrics you used as true. I'm glad you took a close-up of your borders. What will you applique in them?

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I truly lovely quilt - I love the scrappy look of it

Manuela said...

It's a lovely Quilt.
Have a nice week, Manuela.

Gail said...

Love it. Dear me - there was a lot of work to this quilt, and I hope if you gift it, the recipient appreciates its value.

Jennifer said...

Does the plan for this quilt include applique for the borders? With or without applique, it's gorgeous! I'm so pleased Hank is well enough to help.

W. Latane Barton said...

So stunning... love the colors.

Debra Anger said...

Amazing border treatment. Love love the strips and look at you they match perfectly!!! geesh.
This quilt is coming in at a close second for really loving it.
I loved what Gail said..are you gifting it?
Hank must be good its alot of work to navagate a quilt.

Julie Fukuda said...

I love the close-up pictures. That is such a beautiful piece of work!