Friday, June 21, 2013

Border dance time ~ Updated!

Not only have I finished all 30 butterflies with outlines... but I have designed and started on the border of Pam's quilt!  Yahoo!  Whoop Whoop!  (As my friend Sarah says :))

So here has been my process...
Pray over the quilt to decide the design that should be there... look at the existing quilting and see what will complement it... consult other quilters that are focused on that style of quilting for advice...

So I prayed over it...
Drew on it with erasable pen until I decided on a design then marked the winning design that started like this...
to the fabric using tape as my 1" measure between lines like this...
can you see the light grey lines???
Using plain old painters tape over and over until it lost its sticky to stabilize the fabric AND mark 1" measurements... like this :)

Then sew on my drawn lines for the grounding effect this flying away pinwheel quilt needed!

So now I am off to sew more straight lines that meet in the middle!

<<<UPDATE>>>
Hand quilting straight lines is going fast... and look how cute the middle turned out!
And the corner with the butterfly in it.... looks so cool!
At this writing I am 1/4 of the way done with the border... hope to finish by Monday!  June 24 :)  Then just to bind!  And that will be the Whoop Whoop I hope to share next week!

Hope you are having a productive week too!

Kathi

P>S>  Linking to Confessions of a Fabric Addict here.  Check her out and what others have posted too... link any progress or plans for progress!

If you are a quilter looking for some quilty friends check out my facebook page Patchwork Friends here.  It is a private group of quilty goodness to keep our posts off public pages :)

6 comments:

  1. Love this! So bright and fun. Great stitching work too. There is just something about hand quilting.:)

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  2. Very pretty. Love the bright colors in the pinwheels. Enjoy your stitching time today.

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  3. It looks gorgeous...great choices on the quilting design!
    Just love the texture your quilting is adding to this pretty quilt.
    Thanks for linking up to Slow Sunday Stitching!

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  4. What wonderful quilting stitches! You are making real progress!

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  5. Love the colours; this is going to be gorgeous.

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