Sunday, January 27, 2013

Mrs Billings Kite Border

I'm so excited to share that I finally sewed the completed kite borders to the Mrs Billings top last night. It feels like such a major achievement! Here is the top so far:

It's growing so large I won't be able to lay it out in the lounge without moving furniture soon. And though the top really needs a good press, it just thrills me that it's still laying nice and flat. With so many pieced borders you just can't guarantee that it won't end up all wavy and puffy.

And here is a close up of one of the corners - and though it does need a press, you can see that the corners were tricky to piece too, quite a few additional inset seams.

The next border is an easy one, just the same as the one with the tiny squares, but the squares will be the background fabric, and the triangles will be the patterned fabric. I haven't any pieces cut yet, so need to get busy! How fun to be moving along! :-)

33 comments:

Sue said...

oh my! It is absolutely fabulous. You must be so pleased with it.
Very well done!

Phyllis said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!

Lynne in Hawaii said...

Wowza! It is looking terrific!

Kylie Lloyd said...

It's absolutely gorgeous. You should be really proud of your progress.

Frog Quilter said...

Wow. Can't wait for the finale!

Katie said...

It certainly is a major achievement. Wow.

Lynn said...

It should not just feel like an accomplishment it is a big accomplishment! Beautiful!

Perri said...

beautiful ...

Christina Street said...

Your quilt is just stunning.. So bright and colourful.. I love it.. Congratulations.. :)

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

gorgeous - so much hard work going into this quilt I know you will be so pleased to have it finished one day - I'm glad you said you wanted to hand quilt it - that will be a perfect finish.

Noela said...

You have done a fantastic job. The quilt is one that will be an heirloom to pass down through the generations. Congratulations. Hugs....

Grit said...

Just fantastic!!!!!
Liebe Grüße Grit

Tricia said...

This is incredible - so perfectly pieced together too! I'm just amazed at your talent.
Tricia-Scotland

Sjoukje said...

I like it very much, it's fabulous! And indeed, it's an achievement that the top is still laying flat.
I like your use of colors!

Yours,
Sjoukje from the Netherlands

Vickie said...

Well done...show stopper for sure..am loving your progress with this muchly..and look out for each new post...cheers Vickie

Glenn Dragone said...

Fantastic!

Celia said...

Your quilt is absolutely fabulous. I am really enjoying seeing your progress on it, thank you. Celia - a long time quilter from England

Me and My Stitches said...

This quilt is just amazing! You do such beautiful work, and you are so fast! Love it!

Willeke said...

What a wonderful quilt. And my respect for the kite border, a lot of work.

Debra said...

Your top is looking really fabulous. I love your colour choices. It really is a work of art.

Nancy said...

It feels like a major achievement because it is! You did a superb job on Mrs. Billings.

AnnieO said...

Congratulations! Those last borders were doozies and they look just absolutely great on. What a lovely thing to look at!

Heather said...

Wow, just so impressed!!!

LynCC said...

This is amazing! It's a huge achievement so far.

Sheila said...

fabulous achievement , congrats on finishing another major stage. The end is in sight, and it will be a marvellous quilt, dare i say another show stopper.

Pip said...

How Mrs Billings has grown and doesn't she look gorgeous. Can't wait to see her all finished and bound, are you going to quilt her yourself or send her to Lizzie??

Frances Leate said...

This is a really stunning project and I just love your fabric choices. Keep up the good work.

loulee said...

I don't know ow you do, I'd have gone bonkers before completing the center!
You're amazing.

Jennifer said...

It looks amazing Tara !! I am so impressed !! you are such a dedicated quilter !!
See you soon.
Jen xxx

Kate said...

Hi, Tazzie -
Love your blog and can't believe you are so close to finishing that gi-mungous quilt. I remember you piecing around the center block at Linda's Grover Beach retreat just last year.
Glad you like the exchange block and will join us again next January for our next exchange. Yes, there is a picture of your block. We had a pretty good laugh since we photo'd it upside down!! It really is quite lovely right-side up.
Must get your block in the mail to you along with a little surprise from Liz.
Hugs -
Kate (from not-so-sunny California)

Brown Dirt Cottage said...

You go girl!! I know you are most excited about this one, who wouldn't be! It's an amazing feat!!

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