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  • My Home Town Border

  • I love to design my own quilt patterns and share them. I am a confessed lover of vintage and reproduction fabrics, my favorite thing to do is applique.
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My Home Town Border

Hello Everyone

After all the wet and horrible weather we have had recently, we have a beautiful day here. Part of me is thinking I should  be outside in my garden enjoying the sunshine but I could not keep away from my sewing room. I have been busy today sewing the border for my quilt. I am eager to see how this will look, and hope my plan works. It is always exciting to see if what you envision works out.

I have decided to make the border from two inch squares, I have always loved this ( organized ) scrappy look. I say organized because I have to admit to being a bit of a control freak. I cannot relax and just sew these together randomly. I like to organize the colours and make sure there are not two of the same fabric sitting together. ( famous last words as this usually always happens and you do not notice it until the quilt is finished ) Therefore I cut the squares individually and I do not try to save time by sewing strips together, then cross cutting. Cutting the squares individually also gives me a more random look.

This border also gives me the chance to use all the fabrics in the fat 1/4 bundle. It has amazed me just how far this bundle has stretched. Don't we all love Fat Quarters.

Here is my progress so far. [caption id="attachment_1572" align="aligncenter" width="300"]My organized pile of squares My organized pile of squares[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1575" align="aligncenter" width="207"]Sewing the squares into pairs. Sewing the squares into pairs.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1574" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Sewing the pairs together. Sewing the pairs together.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1573" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Now to sew these together, until my border is the correct size. Now to sew these together, until my border is the correct size.[/caption]

So much fun !

I can't wait to show you the finished result in my next post.

Happy Stitching


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Comments on this post (5)

  • Aug 03, 2016

    the colours are so yummy. Can’t wait to see more progress photos

    — Elizabeth Bryan

  • Aug 03, 2016

    I’ve been have a wee flick through your blog and your quilts are lovely. Love the fabrics you’re using for this one.

    — Ms Lottie

  • Aug 03, 2016

    Your quilts are amazing. Such beautiful work. I have enjoyed reading past posts.

    — Ann

  • Aug 03, 2016

    Your border looks great, can’t wait to see it complete. Looking forward to seeing the quilt top too. I am really itching to do some sewing too, however still have quite a bit of unpacking and sorting to do before I can go there. The joys of moving from one city to another.

    — Donna-Maree

  • Aug 03, 2016

    Looking good. Great colours!

    — Sue

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