Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Wooohooo - onto the borders!



Just a quickie before bedtime........

Here it is - the centre completed and the first border round!

I decided this morning, instead of stitching the sashings to the first row of three as planned, that I would cut out all the sashings and cornerstones I needed. I really don't particularly like cutting out especially lots of fiddly individual bits so I had to steel myself to do this and got them all done just in time to go to work - funny that eh?

However it paid off as I've merrily stitched away during the late afternoon and evening in between feeding the brood etc and here we are.

Now it needs the wider 4" dark borders - I've selected the four very different red/brown fabrics but not cut them out yet and the major progress stumbling block will be persuading DH to get my light/bright green box from the loft as I want to stitch pale green bias tube stems along them before adding them to the quilt centre - maybe I can con DD1 into a foray into the loft in the morning for me - we'll see.

I then plan to stitch pale leaves and flowers along the length of each vine so I shan't complete the next stage quite so quickly :o)

Each final corner will then have a light 4" square with a random dark heart to match those in the centre and we'll be done ready to sandwich - the really fun bit :o(

15 comments:

Angie said...

Anne, that quilt just keeps getting prettier and prettier! I LOVE that you're going to do applique vine with leaves and flowers on the outer border! Just wonderful!

Sandra said...

Sounds fabulous to me! Looking forward to seeing it finished - the centre is fantastic :-)

Lily said...

Anne you have done an outstanding job!! Apparently going back to work has spurred you on!

The appllqued vines and leaves sound wonderful. This is going to be one stunning quilt!

Screen Door said...

Such progress--- It'll be ready to be displayed for the Valentine season...

joyce said...

The sashing makes such a difference! I love it and the borders will make it even better.

The Calico Cat said...

Can't wait to see the applique.
(I am using your quilt as an illustrative example on my blog today...)

Libby said...

It just looks wonderful and now applique, too. That touch will make it a stunner *s*. Love it.

quiltpixie said...

good for you getting all the cutting done! Amazing how fast things go when we get over our stumbling block :-)

Fiona said...

Wow, I just can't believe you made that top so quickly. I wouldn't even have finished cutting it out by now. It's so pretty, I can't wait to see it with borders.

Helen in the UK said...

Gorgeous :)

Dawn said...

Oh Anne it is wonderful! All your work on it is paying off for sure!

Patti said...

I just can't believe how quickly you got this all done! What a marvelous quilt top! Can't wait to see it witht he appliqué border!

Carol said...

Gorgeous!

meggie said...

Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!
You clever girl! The applique sounds wonderful!
I have been wanting a star scrap quilt, & forlornly seeking ideas... perhaps I should steal yours??
Look forward to seeing the end result.

Shelina said...

Happy New Year! Anne, this is a beautiful quilt center and it is going to look fabulous with your borders.