Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Quilters with Borders

Well, I did have enough of the yellow fabric for a nice thin inner border, and I've finished up the top.
Slowly slowly I'm learning from my mistakes. I actually did the label *before* I finished the quilting. =)

But yet more to learn - I should probably have used the yellow thread for my initials and the pink for the year... but oh well.

Part of me really wants to start cutting for my next quilt (or three) but the other part of me wants to finish this one up before starting something else. The problem is that before I can pin the quilt top to the backing - I have to vacuum. Hmmmm..

11 comments:

Zonda said...

Nice looking quilt and label! Yeah, I hate having to find places to pin my quilts...usually the conference room at work!

jovaliquilts said...

Love the label! I've read you should stitch it into the backing and quilt it on (so it can't be removed), but I've never done it.

Sometimes you have to bite the bullet and just vacuum. ;)

Bezzie said...

Ooo..pretty label!!!

Trillian42 said...

You know, I'm not generally a pink or a yellow person, but that quilt top is really, really lovely - bright and sunshiny. Very spring. Love it!

Olga said...

I like the flower you did, makes a nice logo for the quilts you do.

Melissa said...

I agree with Trillian. Very cheery!

I'm totally with you on the pain in the butt that the pinning stage is. I wish I could afford to have my quilts professionally machine quilted--and bound by someone else too for that matter!

Rebel said...

thanks everyone - I'm glad it looks like the colors are working well together.

zonda - I've actually considered that. I'll have to ask my boss if it's ok for me to borrow the conference room over the weekend

jovial - I hadn't heard that...in fact, I still haven't given much though to how or where I will affix it. I'll think about that.

melissa - I'm still a little embarrassed to let another quilter see my work up close.... someday maybe I'll treat myself to some professional quilting.

Magatha said...

I love it. It is the perfect spring quilt. The color array of the top is very harmonious. Your signature square is lovely.

You know, there is a big quilt show in Long Beach CA this summer. I am thinking of going. I have yet to make my Hawaiian quilt that I've wanted to make since I saw one on Maui back in 1992. It was $500. If you've ever perused Hawaiian quilts, you know you would definitely need a huge flat work area just to draft and cut the elaborate appliqué and sew it to the top fabric.
(International Quilt Festival, July 25-27, 2008 www.quilts.com)

Rebel said...

mags - you need to post a picture of the pattern... I love hawaiian quilts, even if I'd never be crazy enough to try one myself. You should totally go to the quilt show in Long Beach - unless you'd rather fly up here to go to the Sisters one... it's pretty spectactular.

Exuberant Color said...

I think the yellow worked great for the first border. Nice label, and yes some people put them on and quilt through them so they are very permanent.

IrishgirlieKnits said...

That quilt is so gorgeous! Love the yellow border too :)