Monday, September 17, 2012

Too early in the morning for decisions

It's 5 AM!! Yes, it's way too early in the morning for these border decisions, however, couldn't leave it alone.  I want to finish this top and mark another thing off my list. A little history here, this quilt is a mystery quilt and the pattern has a simple border of white, squares, white.  Others that did this mystery set theirs that way, some are talking applique by machine.  I sure didn't want to do applique and the other border was way too plain.  I saw this pattern somewhere, and thought it might work.  I hope the result will stop the pattern and also add an outside border of blue for finishing.  Do hope it works out that way. By the way decided on setting #1

Rejected blue too much!
 Now how to set the blocks
Setting #1

Setting #2

Setting #3

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Finally getting some quilting done

Due to back problems and another knee replacement, sewing has been on the back burner.  I did decide to applique while recovering from my knee surgery and so I finally finished the blocks from a very old project.  I didn't want to do all the additional applique for borders, so I put down the pattern and made a pieced border.  I've been studying other quilts and I like the pieced and hand applique together.  I'm very pleased with the results.

Quilting with Ashleigh

Ashleigh started a new quilt

Ashleigh" quilt the Miss Polly quilted for Ashleigh

Ashleigh came this summer and we got some sewing done.  We were able to get my friend Polly Bunch to quilt the quilt that Ashleigh made last year.  Then she started a new quilt.  She wanted flowers and proceeded to go through all the florals we could find in my room.  I wanted her to advance futher in her skills and showed her how to make a four patch.  She combined that with plain squares and she did great.  As she worked she started putting up blocks and too soon her week was over.  She did a wonderful job and is learning to be a great quilter, and she loves it too.

Ashleigh sewing this summer


Ashleigh's progress