Monday, October 10, 2011

Granny's Hankie BOM Sashing

This month for the Granny's Hankie BOM, the instructions are for the sashing. It was my goal for the holiday weekend (Happy Thanksgiving) to get the sashing all finished -

 And I did. I was worried about the colours before, and now I am very pleased with how it is turning out. It is 63" square so far. There are about 20" of borders to add over the next two months (I think it is a 12 month BOM).

I am now all caught up on BOM's, first time since June!

Since March, when I cut all these 3½"  tumblers (over 550 with the GO!) I have been using them as my "leaders and enders" when I sew. I am now over half way finished piecing the rows (23 in each row). It should be a lap quilt. The rows are about 55" long.

We put out the winter bird feeder this weekend and it has been fun to watch the birds (juncos, chickadees and sparrows).

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

11 comments:

Impera_Magna said...

Your hankie quilt is looking very lovely... so close to finishing... how exciting!

Betweens said...

Joanne your GH looks so awesome. Love your boarder now I am curious what you are going to do with the next boarder.
I hope you are showing the designer your progress. Denise will love it!

Super work on your applique and fabric selection.
your tumblers are beautiful as well good idea get 2 quilts done at the some time with your leaders and enders. Looks like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend.

Jill said...

Both quilts are looking great! Love the sashing on the Hankie quilt.

Deanna said...

Oh, Joanne! That Granny's Hankie quilt made me catch my breath. I can't imagine how beautiful it must be in person. Good heavens! You must be pleased with it.

canuckquilter said...

I honestly would not have picked those colours for sashing but wow, they really work, don't they? I look forward to seeing the trest of the borders as the BOM pregresses.

Frances Leate said...

Your BOM looks stunning with the sashing and I love the tumblers. Take care.

Raewyn said...

Good on you, catching up on your BOMs... Granny's Hankie is looking great - the sashing really works!! I cant be without a leader and ender project either - the tumblers is a perfect scrappy project too.

Wendy said...

Love that sashing!

Rosa said...

Your hankie quilt is fabulous,you must be proud of it.Well done!!

Sheila said...

Both quilts are looking just wonderful ,great idea to use the tumblers as leaders . I think we had better get our bird feeders out as well , thanks for the reminder.

Linda said...

Grannie's hankies quilt is awesome!! Love the way the sashing looks!!