Monday, July 17, 2017

Choosing border fabric.........

I needed to choose a border fabric for the Old Italian block quilt top.  This navy background batik looks good.





I got the borders cut and sewn on yesterday afternoon.  It is a small quilt about 38" x 48" so it will take just one width of fabric for the back.

I continued cutting flower print squares for the Seed Packet quilt.  I need 27 more. 

I made another attempt to dig out the Spiderwort plants this year.  It is a several year project because you think you have them all and then next spring some more appear.  I had one Hosta being crowded out by them. 

I should mow the grass today because the humidity is going to roll back in late Tuesday.  It will be a good day to pull some more weeds too.  

10 comments:

Debbie said...

That makes a great border....the design in border repeats the style of pattern of the blocks. Humidity is less here for a couple of days, to set us up for 100 degree days they say.

Misty said...

What a cute quilt! That outer border fabric is perfect!

patty a. said...

Pretty border! You have made some big progress on tops this last week.

Hedy Hahn said...

The border fabric is really nice, looks great with the blocks. It's really hot here in southern IL. Normal July weather !

Needled Mom said...

I like that border fabric. Very nice.

Linda Swanekamp said...

I would love to see this in person as I am thinking that the photo colors do not do this justice. Some colors just don't photo well, especially dark ones.

margaret said...

border works so well with these blocks.

Mystic Quilter said...

This really does have the look of the patina on beautiful old tiles, the border fabric is glorious.

Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net said...

We are back in Champaign, IL until Sunday afternoon visiting long time friends. It is as hot here as in Alabama. Hope you are well. I still pray for your eyes. Love seeing your quilts and your garden. Both are beautiful.

Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net said...

How far are you from Champaign. I know you are NW of here, but my husband asked and I couldn't remember where you are exactly.