Saturday, April 12, 2014

More Stitchin' Sisters RR Fun


For the 2nd Border on Tricia's Round Robin, Annette set it on point 
creating this big beautiful "Geese in the Air" formation.

The yellow fabric in the triangles is a gorgeous tonal that glows.
I know because this arrived here yesterday for my to add the 3rd border.
I love fall colors and birds so this one will be fun to work on.
I have it pinned up in my sewing area to study it awhile.
I do have a few ideas and consulted with my Stitchin' Sisters.

What would you add for a border?

Any suggestions?



And here is Tricia's border on Cherie's applique basket medallion.
After the eye popping chain and star border that preceded it she wanted to add a simpler border frame.


Here is a closeup of the fabrics and blocks.

This one has two more stops before I will receive it to add the last border.

More Stitchin' Sister Round Robin updates coming soon!

:)

Time to Get Ready to Picnic!

It is time to get ready to Picnic Party
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Remember this Riley Blake Flutter Fabric Love ?
 
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Friday, April 11, 2014

Stitchin' Sisters RR Update ~ My Border of Gina's Medallion




I have this border done and ready to mail!








I cut some dresden fan blades with my Easy Dresden Ruler


These fans are all pieced.
I drew and cut the inner and outer setting templates by hand.

The Stitchin' Sister who added the previous border enclosed some extra fabric from her border and I used this dark blue batik to transition for her border to mine.
The outer turquoise strip is also from fabrics she enclosed.
I will be sending along the scraps from my batik fat quarters for others to use if they would like.


For the corners, I auditioned several ideas and finally dug this one out of a box.


A large quilt in this block has been on my Quilty-To-Do List for a long time.



It makes an 8.5 inch block and is easy curved piecing.

Here are some close-ups of my border:


I was thinking sea glass.


Beach umbrellas.


A soft swish of the sea.


Toes wading in the foam.


I finished this border last night at 1:26AM

Gina, may you enjoy, my friend!

Today will be an easy quilty day.

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May you have a happy day!

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Wordless Wednesday WIP


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