A blog about my life and quilts especially! This plaid quilt was made by me...pattern by Evelyn Sloppy in her Strings book!!
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Borders are on! and on to the next...2/17
I did get the final two borders on the Bear Paw quilt! It is a very large quilt, when finished.
It was hard to get a picture of the whole thing!!
I learned that I needed to cut the borders by hand, following the plaid, so that they would be straight. Also, I used the length of the fabric, not the width, and I can tell you for sure, the border is much straighter and stronger feeling than when I cut across the width of the fabric! So there are my pearls of wisdom for the day!!
I have been binding by hand, 30 minutes each night, and I finished up this binding.
Tada! Another patient quilt ready to gift!! Hope someone likes bright colors out there!!
So, what was next, after the big Bear Paw Obsession??? Back to the Splendid Sampler...I am afraid they are going to take down all the patterns for this one, and I am not nearly ready for that, LOL!! I made the above block for my friend Lyn, in Australia. I love the soft colors she chose, and the cup is hand appliqued.
And I made four more blocks for my own Splendid Sampler! I made the very same cup for my quilt, as for Lyn's quilt, but I bordered mine differently.
I must confess...that bird? Was a challenge!! I guess not really too much, but the pieces were tiny, and cutting had to be spot on. I love that I actually made it...and it took me two solid hours to finish that one block. So yahoo!!!