Saturday, April 05, 2014

Two borders attached ...

Last night I trimmed up all my little appliqué circle pieces, and got busy cutting out all the triangles for piecing. Because I'm working from my stash rather than receiving lovely fabric parcels in the mail, I was a little indecisive about what fabrics to use in the triangles. I'm trying to use up scraps from when I made my Nearly Insane quilt a little while back - and perhaps just a few little pieces of yardage here and there.

Here are my borders all ready and lined up for piecing ...

I chain pieced pretty much all of it, I do love to save thread that way when I can. It was all super easy - and happy days my machine didn't give me any trouble today. Perhaps we're beginning to love one another after all :-)

Seeing my block up on the fabric cupboard, I'm happy with the fabric choices I've made. What do you think? Here is where I'm up to right now:


I've managed to take a blurry picture - sorry about that. I'll try and get a better one when I have the side borders on. The side borders are together, but I haven't made the corner blocks yet. I have such a busy week ahead of me, I really hope I have a chance to put them together soon, or this project will be on hold for a couple of weeks. And just when I have a little momentum too ... ohhh well, I have fun things happening in the school holidays, so I cannot complain too loudly.

I know a few ladies on the Facebook group for this project have had some trouble with this border - I have been fortunate not to have any problems, but I will not congratulate myself just yet - the sides still need to fit on.

Alrighty, I'm going to get busy and prep the hexies for the corner blocks. Hope you're all having a great weekend. I'll check back in with you soon. xox

10 comments:

Noela said...

I love your borders and your quilt looks gorgeous. Congratulations... Hugs......

Frog Quilter said...

I love the scrappy border, makes the quilt sing!!!!

Missy Shay said...

I love the scrappy border, the colors go great with the middle!

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

love the circle border

Heather said...

Your border looks great. Still wish I could figure out why I had problems with this border but happy you did not!

Nancy said...

The border complements this quilt very nicely!

Your fabric choices are spot on, too.

ruthsplace said...

It looks amazing!

Sue said...

Gorgeous. Love your scraps. :-)

LynCC said...

So. Beautiful. !! These borders are absolutely perfect and really make your quilt sing. Love it. :)

Shay said...

Its simply beautiful and those colours are spot on. I've never seen you mess up a fabric choice yet !

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