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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Backing and border fabric.......

I had chosen this red print fabric for the backing of this quilt earlier this year.  I also knew there would be a big piece leftover on the lengthwise grain.




I knew it was going to be the perfect border for this quilt.  I wanted a fabric that would melt right into the piecing without really jumping out as a border.  I got it sewn on yesterday afternoon.



I love these twin blooms right next to each other.  They opened at the same time and are so pretty.

18 comments:

cottonreel said...

Love the colour . I am still hunting for Christmas cacti

Sewing Junkie said...

Your red paisley fabric is perfect. Chris

Julierose said...

That border is just right! I really like the idea of it melting into the blocks...good stuff, Wanda...hugs, Julierose

Gene Black said...

I love the border/backing fabric for this one.
Those blooms on the cactus are exquisite

Hannah said...

The stars sparkle, love it!

Linda Swanekamp said...

Oh, the power of red! Yours works all together with all the many pieces, not a simple task. The quilts have so much energy when I look at them, they don't just sit there! I am doing a watercolor of my Christmas cactus just focusing on a few blooms. Maybe I will get it done soon and put it on my blog.

Marilyn said...

Great choice of a border,once again. That quilt
is stunning like all of them, but I am partial to red.
This year I am getting some cactus, just love them.
Take Care, Marilyn

Sheila said...

Love all the red fabrics today!
You make me want to buy a Christmas cactus this year.

patty a. said...

That red fabric is luscious! I love a great red fabric!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I love it and totally forgot about this quilt top. The red looks perfect

Anonymous said...



another great choice.Wig.

Mystic Quilter said...

I love the border fabric the quilt look amazing!

Quiltdivajulie said...

Fabulous border for a gorgeous quilt!

Muddling Through said...

It is a beautiful fabric and does royal duty as a backing and as the border. Just perfect! I have some tiny little buds on a couple of my Christmas cacti. Hoping they grow into flowers.

JJM said...

Perfection for sure ! ! ! Absolutely gorgeous Wanda. Twin blossoms also, dancing right over there pot.

JJM

Brown Family said...

It is nice to have dual purpose fabric! It looks great in both places!

Cathi said...

What a fabulous colourful quilt! I love the fabric you used in the border.

Kevin the Quilter said...

You are so right about that border blending in! It is the perfect "border" fabric for this colorful quilt!