Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Two Borders


I finished quilting two of the four borders on the Granny's Hankie Quilt. The small black border has circles (I am thinking of going back and adding smaller circles inside the circles).


I marked the centre of the feathers in the large border with a french curve and a white Clover iron-out pen.


This pen works so well.


With the feathers added I find that this border looks less like a row of garages.


I then added some filler stitching in the red to match the background of the blocks.
I think I know what I am going to quilt in the outer border and the sashing, so I now feel that this quilt is coming together nicely. I find that figuring out what to quilt is one of the hardest aspects in quilting!


We had a bit of a snow storm today and the flock of partridges found shelter under a tree (I have never seen the partridges in a tree, and they tend to run more than fly).

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

11 comments:

Linda said...

Gorgeous feathers!!! Looks so nice in the black. Really makes the quilting pop!!!

Chris said...

Beautiful work! :)

Furball Farm Quilting said...

Nice feathers. It must be true what they say....... preparation makes the job so much easier.

Joan said...

Quitling looks soo good Joanne...Love your feathers in the black. Very hot here today, so the snow picture looked very inviting :)

Impera_Magna said...

Amazing quilting... takes your beautiful quilt to a whole other level!

Kathie said...

the quilting looks amazing! yes I agree add smaller circles ! LOVE those feathers :)
I am still wishing for snow but we are getting 50 degree days so I shouldn't complain
Kathie

Wendy said...

Stunning! Truly stunning.

Karen said...

Beautiful Joanne (as always) ! The feathers make such a difference in that border. Thanks for sharing your tools and your thought process. The effort you put in really pays off in your quilts ! They are stunning.

Karen

Barb said...

how clever to use the french curve for marking. The feather quilting is beautiful!! so is snow, we haven't hardly had any this year ;(

Raewyn said...

Your quilting is really beautiful - and it's also so helpful to see how you mark out the design. Very wet here just now - the snow looks so much prettier!

corina said...

Gorgeous feathers. Never really new what to do with the French curve that's sitting in my drawer - now i do!