Monday, October 12, 2015

Time Warp borders...

Beautiful sunny crisp autumn day... worked a little this afternoon on the Stars in a Time Warp #1 borders...  I'm a little worried that the scale of the vines/leaves is too big and loose for the density of the stars... any thoughts?


 I cut the leaves and "flowers" freehand, straight from the fabric - so fun - I mean, really fun!  Like being a kid again cutting shapes out of construction paper.


Simple machine blanket stitch, sewn "off" to allow for fraying - I really like that texture!


I had trouble with the vines puckering on the inside curves... but not so much trouble that I feel like redoing them.  My philosophy is that these imperfections get "quilted out" ... or perhaps I will add a few more "flowers"... we'll see... it's a process...


Every time I turn around, there's Molly.  She likes to stay involved;).


Made the cornerstones - just using extra 2" squares from star construction -



And now... reluctantly... I am off to the grocery store (ugh)... as the people do need to be fed!!  What's for dinner tonight in your neck of the woods?



9 comments:

  1. The stars look great snug against each other. I love the background fabric you are using for the border. Beautiful border!

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    1. Thank you Maureen! I can't remember the name of the border fabric but I do remember that it is a Harriet Hargrave reproduction. I love it too!

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  2. LOVE the border! The proportion change from inside the quilt to outside is very different, but it works very well. Great background fabric. It really is fun to cut applique shapes freehand. I always enjoy it!

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    1. Audrey, I really like your work so this comment means a lot! Thank you - and yes, not sure I can go back to appliqué patterns after this but I did just buy the pattern for the Shenandoah Valley Botanical Quilt (button on my sidebar)...!

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  3. I love the chunkiness of the border applique. It works very well with the stars. And I LOVE that border stripe fabric. It is hard to find floral type stripes in background colors, this one works beautifully. Love the corner blocks too!

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    1. Wendy - thank you! Ok - I now have better confidence in the borders. That border print truly is beautiful. If I can rustle up the selvage I will edit my post with the details. I do remember it's from Harriet Hargrave (who has impeccable taste!).

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  4. You are so brave to cut the leaves and flowers freehand! Love the way the border and corner blocks complement the stars. Beautiful fabric, too!

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  5. nice borders and corner patches! Makes this such a fun quilt.

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  6. All lovely here...I even love the color on your studio wall.

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