Saturday, January 19, 2008

Royal Cross Home Stretch ...

I'm on the home stretch now with the Royal Cross quilt. I've completed the middle section of the quilt top. Now I need to select a fabric for the inner border. I'm thinking of a red coloured reproduction style fabric, what do you think? I haven't decided on the outer border fabric either, but I have an inkling I'll be using a navy blue reproduction.

It almost did my head in putting all the blocks together, I'm not sure why, but toward the end I was really having to force myself to work on the quilt. Not something I've experienced a lot in the past?!?

I will probably start working on the borders this evening - it will be fun to rifle thru the stash :-) Today I've spent the day quilting on a log cabin quilt for a customer. I've just now finished, and have only one more top to do, and then I'm up to date (for now) :-) Well, I should get busy, I'll check in with you all soon ... TTYL x o x

31 comments:

atet said...

I've gotten to that point on quilts. I know I'll love it again soon, but the portion of it I'm working on isn't thrilling me. Or it's causing me a headache. Or, well, I'm just tired of working on it. I usually try to just push through it -- but, well, sometimes it just needs to be set aside for a "quickie" project that can get me excited about the project I'm stuck on again.

The red inner border would be stunning!

Floss said...

I can understand how this would get hard to work on with all that curve piecing, but I think it was worth it, it is looking great. I like the colours you are thinking of for your borders.

Susan said...

I love the look of it now that the blocks are together. It's deliciously scrappy, yet holds together so well. Wonderful design elements. I like your red and blue borders idea.

Fiona said...

Gorgeous - well worth pressing on with - I think the red and blue borders will be just right too.

Kathie said...

AMAZING QUILT! can't wait to see it with the borders on it.
any ideas on how you will quilt it?
Kathie

Marian said...

Have never done curved piecing, This is wonderful. Well done.

Doodlebug Gail said...

Tazzie!!! What a gorgeous quilt. I don't usually like scrappy, but OMG you have the most amazing talent of putting fabrics together in the perfect way. Love it!

Eileen said...

WOW what a quilt? I presume this is your own design? Are you making a pattern for it available. I love the effect of the curves and the scrappy. The red and blue borders should really set it off.

Vicki W said...

This is a beautiful quilt! I think we all hit a wall at some point in a project. Glad you soldiered through. A red inner border with a blue outer border wil make a beautiful frame.

Karen Dianne Lee said...

Amazing work on the Royal Cross.

dot said...

This is just beautiful. I have looked at this pattern many times and passed it by because I didn't want anything that popular. You certainly did a beautiful job.

tami said...

Beautiful. I think a reproduction red inner border would really frame it and set off the center. I can't wait to see how you decide to finish it.

Shelina said...

Tazzie, this is such a beautiful quilt! I really admire all the hard work and effort you have put in with all those curved seams. I get to that point of not wanting to complete many times. It works itself out eventually unless I go off to make another quilt! The inner red and outer blue border sounds wonderful.

mereth said...

If you haven't often experienced that feeling of having to force yourself to work on something then count yourself lucky!I have to bribe myself sometimes to stick with a project, and that doesn't always work, hence all my ufo's. It's looking beautiful though, the border choices will just finish it off.

loulee1 said...

You've put a lot of time and effort into the royal cross quilt, I guess it's no surprise you burnt out a little. Enjoy yourself as you rifle for you scrappy border.

Mary said...

I love this quilt! Funny but some of the quilts I struggle to finish turn out to be my favorites.

Red and blue for borders sound great.

Leanne said...

Wow! I love it more and more each time I see it. Very impressive and I cant wait to see it finished.

Kathy Wagner said...

This is a gorgeous quilt! Well worth all your time and efforts.
A really unique design.

Elaine Adair said...

A country red or medium blue will work fine, but IMHO, I would first put a light cream, then the color. However, I also KNOW, whatever you do will be just gorgeous!

It's so much fun to read the comments and then see the end result, that may or may NOT be similar to what someone suggested.

Have fun!

Dawn said...

Probably too late now - but I think you need a goldish tan inner border and a great blue outer border.

BUT - it is SO GORGEOUS it doesn't matter what you pick it is going to be spectacular!

Jeanne said...

WOW! Absolutely stunning! Another winner in my book.

Rose said...

Looks amazing Tazzie!! You are so clever. Your border ideas sound wonderful to finish it off.
Hugs xxx

Pam said...

Your quilt is stunning. I think the red and blue borders will be great. It is fortunate that you perservered and worked past your roadblock and finished the blocks. It is quite an achievement to master curved piecing like you did. Hooray for you!

Lynda said...

This quilt is fantastic. All those curved pieces and not a mountain peak in sight! I know what you mean about finishing off a quilt with repeated blocks. I think it's boredom. Once you have seen where the pattern is going, the rest of the blocks are just repetition. Never mind, at least the scrappy colours can keep your interest going (one reason why I like scrappy quilts) and the borders will finish it off beautifully.

Annemariesquilt said...

This is realy a beautiful quilt and a lot work I can see that!
It looks complicated ...

Caroline in NH said...

I am in awe of this pattern, your color choices, and the fact that you can piece curves by machine! :D

Jen said...

It's simply lovely!!

Marcie said...

OMGosh Tazzie, you are a mad woman!I can't believe all you accomplish! This quilt is amazing! And I can't wait to see your Carolina X Roads.

Karen said...

Oh Tazzie this is such an amazing quilt. It is so beautiful. Where'd you get the idea?

Quilting Martha said...

Tazzie-love the Roayal Cross. I can't wait to see it with the borders on!

Knitted Gems said...

It looks amazing!

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