Sunday, February 19, 2012

Inquiring minds want to know..

Well, actually there have been a few of you who were interested in how I was going to do my borders scrappy.  

Tonight I laid out my completed center on the basement floor and auditioned my remaining background fabrics.  I had already cut them out to 8 1/2" wide strips and now just needed to know where they were going to be placed.

I now have them all cut to size and sewn together. 

Now to get busy appliquing. 

Tonight is going to be devoted to tracing more leaves and getting the freezer paper for them cut out.  Most of my cherries are made and I guess I am going to have to make yards of vine.

I didn't have a whole lot of background fabrics left, so I feel fortunate that I was able to get the borders out of what I had....although I did go and buy some 1/4 yard pieces of French General.  In the end, I only used one of those newer fabrics.  It's not used in the quilt, but it is a coordinating fabric, so I am not worried about that. 

Once all my ducks applique pieces are in a row. I will be stitching feverishly.  I want this quilt!!!


  1. This is going to be wonderful! I love your scrappy approach for the borders.

  2. Awesome!! it is amazing how huge this quilt is huh?! I jsut ordered backing today.

  3. What a fun border treatment this will be...and you have taken this vintage quilt into the 21st century and made it uniquely your own. Adding more French General fabric...what's not to love???!!! Such a beautiful line of fabric to work with - designs and quality.

  4. It's coming along really nicely! The vines didn't take me long but the leaves felt like they took forever.

  5. Looking fabulous, this is a big quilt!! and your's, like everyone's, is beautiful!