Sunday, September 2, 2012


This is the bottom border. My attempts to photograph it were less than stellar.

I still need to do some embroidery for the grape clusters, a few curly stems coming off the top.
I've been working on border #4 aka The Top Border aka The Last Border.  But I ran out of cherries so a little tv time and I had a nice little pile, all ready to applique.

Here is #4.  I put my initials in the center, I'm adding flowers and grape clusters to this border as well, but it really is different from the bottom border There are no birds on #4.  Both side borders are the same as the pattern, well, they have a few more cherries
I'm over 1/2 way through the applique on this last border, I'll be doing the embroidery on the cherry stems and grapes while I work a second round of night shift this coming week.  I start the 7 pm to 7 am shift again this Wed night.  The second and final employee will be trained and on their own as of 7 am Saturday!

Is there anyone else out there still working on their top?  I'd love to see what you have done.  I think that there are 5 from this blog who have finished piecing their tops.  Mimi just showed the gorgeous machine quilting on hers and I know Lori from Humble Quilts has started the hand quilting on hers, I'm sure the cooler days will allow for more quilting.

Please post your progress, we'd love to cheer you along to the finish line.  And if you think it's too much, then how about adding a sashing of 1/2 sq triangles around all your blocks and make a wall hanging? 


  1. Hi Sharon, I really like all the extras you have added to your borders. It's going to be a beautiful quilt.

  2. Sharon, you have really made it your own. I love it. I guess you really love making cherries and grapes! LOL. Hey, they aren't so bad once you get going on them. Your quilt is going to be stunning and an original, too. Thank you for sharing.

  3. I find making the cirles a mindless task while watching TV. Once they are made, they are a perfect "take along" project and they are fast to applique. I do like the look of them on the quilt, the little purple clusters are so cute!

  4. like your little bird additions! Adding your initials makes it truly your own.
    I had mentioned to Mimi that not one quilting stitch has been taken on my quilt during this entire journey to Alaska. What was I thinking? Should be home by tomorrow & once things have calmed down - will get back to hand quilting.

  5. Awesome berries and border!! How exciting!!

    We are still going to have days in the 90's this week, but soon I'll be pulling mine out to work on it.

  6. Thanks everyone, I got side tracked with Hallow'een banners over the long weekend, but I'm keeping this border on the front lines of hand work.

  7. Great job on your borders. I am not part of the blog group. But I am working on my own quilt. I am still working of block 18. I did start in January and I hope to finish the top in 2013. So it is very nice to see the work in progress here.
    Thanks for sharing.

  8. Your circles are wonderful--they have a personality even while being perfectly round.


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  11. Your stitching is BEAUTIFUL! You are very talented!!

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