Thursday, July 21, 2016

Auditioning borders

I love my stash.  It is so easy to go and pull out different fabrics to see which one will work best for borders of my Split Apple Core top.

When fabric shopping, border fabric is always on my list to buy and when I find something that looks interesting, it is bought and put away in my stash until that day when it is needed.

How do I know what to buy?  I don't until that certain fabric comes into view and viola, that is when I know.  Blues, reds and greens are the usual standard as my quilts are based around those colours.

Anyway, after much pulling of different fabrics, this is the choice for my borders.  Oh look, blue, red and green.  LOL  Can't go wrong with those colours.

As you can see, my progress is moving along quilt nicely.  Only the centre portion to do now.

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Kentucky Stars

While I have been busy working on other projects, my Kentucky Stars sneaked in and got worked on too.

The top is done .... except for one circle in the star flower.  That circle was lost months ago.  Lo and behold, didn't I find the circle last night while sitting at my computer on the sofa in the living room.  I thought  my pen was lost in between the sofa cushions and while searching for the pen, the circle was found.  How in the world did it get there?  No sewing is done in the living room and my studio is on the lower level of our home.  The circle must have attached itself to my clothing and made it's way upstairs.  So, now, instead of making another circle, I can just use that one.  Yeah.
My garage quilting friends suggested outline embroidery around the cream stars to give it oomph.  I took their advice and it does make a difference.
When I pan out you can see progress with my split apple core.  All those pieces are sewn together.
On my other design wall, this is what remains to be sewn together.  Oh yes, how lucky am I to have two design walls!
I tried to be so careful not to place same fabrics close together.  Darn, didn't  these two yellow fabrics have to be discovered after they were all sewn together.  The right hand apple core will get unsewn and replaced with a different selection.  It might not really be necessary because the whole look is so busy, but the yellow pops and I know they are there.
Then, another two were found.  These two might be left there because they are hard to find once I step back and look.
I've been marking the completed sections for quilting.  Might as well get a head start on that task and be ready for sandwiching as soon as the top is completed.

A number of comments have been left on my posts on how clever I am to make a split apple core.  Not my idea.  A quilt was found on Pinterest and I just had to make one too.

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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

A finish!

Home for the Holidays.  What a lovely name for a quilt and so lovely to finally have this quilt finished!  It has been kicking around for 11 years.  Eleven years!  OMG!

This quilt will be perfect for hanging in our foyer come Christmas this year.  A treasure, for sure.

Details:  97" x 97" approx. (before quilting:  100-1/2" x 101")
Pattern Source:  That Patchwork Place, 2006 Quilt Calendar.
Machine quilted by Ruth Jones

Now what is the next top to be quilted?  There are only 26 tops to choose from.  I'm sure I will find one to finish!  :o)

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