Borders and blocks

I was sewing this week, mostly blocks and borders,  finished a quilt top and got some pieces together on my medallion quilt.    The two blocks from Farmers wife were Carolina and Caroline, I really like Carolina, it went together well using paper foundation piecing.  Others in the QAL were complaining about Y-seams, but I was able to manipulate the pieces so that I just put my needle down and then gently pulled the seam to realign it.  These were very slight angles, which made it easy, I doubt that I could have done it if it had been a 90 degree turn.







I am making a pieced border for the Storm at Sea top I completed this fall. It needed something.  These are 3 inch finished HSTs, pretty simple but I think the effect will be nice.  Sort of a cable/rope around the SAS blocks.  Thankfully I have plenty of red and white  solids left.

The Coxcomb Medallion Quilt is coming together also. I was able to sew the next few rounds together. I have to add a bunch more blue appliqué circles, but it is coming together.  It could use a good pressing, but I was feeling a bit lazy.



Lastly, I made up this top with a bunch of charm packs from an Sandy Klop American Jane/Moda line called “Savonneire”.  While at PIQF this year I stopped by her booth and saw this coordinating border fabric from the line.  There was just enough to go around the top.  The top is made of a block called 3D bow tie. A fun way to use up a charm pack or three.  Here are instructions on how to make it up  Generations Quilt Patterns




Bow tie top with


Bonnie Hunters mystery quilt starts next week.  I still haven’t decided if I’m going to make it this year or not.  I have lots of fabrics in her chosen color way, it might be nice.  I am still not sure I like the one  from last year, but I have to remind myself to step out of my comfort zone of color every once in a while.


Grand Illusion

I’m linking up with Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict for “Can I get  a Whoop Whoop” and Crazy mom Quilts for Finish it Up Friday .  Thanks for reading today.

One thought on “Borders and blocks

  1. Nice work on those projects. I love those bow ties! Someone’s going to love that one. As for the mystery quilt, why not try making 1/4 the number of units? that way you end up with a smaller donation quilt if you don’t like it, or you can expand it if you do. I did that last year and ended up with a very cute baby quilt.

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