Sunday, October 22, 2017

Borders on.........

I had enough of the leaf batik to cut 3.25" borders so now the top is somewhere near 61" x 76".  The stars are floating now with the border sewn on.  I pulled out another project and did some sewing on it.  I will give it to someone who does service projects.  It was a sample when I was teaching the disappearing 9 patch I don't care for the fabrics.  I also found a bunch of floral blocks in the box, some 9 patches not sliced yet as well as many strips ready to make more blocks.  I may finish that one some day.

My burning bush is not at all pretty this year.  It is usually a brilliant red.  The long dry spell we had at the end of summer has dried up some of the leaves already.  I'm hoping after the frost (predicted for Tuesday night) that maybe it will turn more red before the leaves all fall off.

18 comments:

Malen said...

PRECIOSO TRABAJO.SALUDOS:

Debbie said...

I love the floating design.....excellent:)

Linda Swanekamp said...

The leaf fabric is amazing. It is used perfectly with the stars.

Cathi said...

Absolutely stunning!

Nicole said...

I'm glad you are continuing to work on this one. I think it's smashing!

Hedy Hahn said...

Beautiful quilt, I really like the soft colors. Our trees have very little red and our burning bush is similar to yours. Most of the leafs are gone now and we will be raking soon. Rain is expected which we need.

Christina Davies said...

What a beautiful quilt, Wanda! Love the floating stars that the added border creates. This is for someone very special in your life!

Anonymous said...

I love this one, Wanda! Adding that border really gave it life! As always, your fabric choices are amazing!
Sandra B
scb304@juno.com

Ann Pierson said...

This quilt is outstandingly (is that a word?) beautiful!! The pale batik is so unusual and paired with the darker batiks--ooh la la! And soo glad you are feeling well enough to sew. I've always been amazed at your energy--don't think I could keep up your pace. God is watching out for our Wanda!

HollyM said...

It’s a pretty quilt! I love the leaf print background.

rondiquilts said...

That star top just glows on my computer screen. I love seeing it pop up when I log in to see your daily post. Just gorgeous. You never cease to amaze me.

Rondi

patricia ludwiczak said...

Your kite quilt is more than exuberant - it's almost iridescent! What a lovely quilt.

Kerry said...

Will you custom quilt it or an a meandering pattern?

Leaf-wise, same over here. There are very few leaves turning red in our area. Some are but most just are still green turning yellow and drop. The oak is only just turning yellow but then it doesn't really do much. Even the beech trees are dropping before going that beautiful coppery colour. Well maybe that's due to gales and ex-hurricanes giving a helping hand!
I think a contrary season has thrown everything out - still have spring flowering shrubs and climbers putting on a show for the second time this year!

patty a. said...

That bit of a border looks great on this quilt.

kadyb said...

Love your floating stars. This is a beautiful quilt! It's Wanda-ful!

I'm sorry the weather has been so unkind to your burning bush. The big maple tree in our backyard is not pretty this year, either. But we just found out that it has verticillium wilt, a fungal infection that is common in Utah and is incurable. So now we have to decide when to take it out and what we will replace it with. I am sad.

Take care. Love to see all of your projects, and I am so glad that you are feeling up to working on them.

Kathi Harris

Quiltdivajulie said...

A really lovely finish. That outer border made a big difference! I've used the kite die but not for alternate blocks -- maybe I will now that I've seen your beauty.

Elaine/Muddling Through said...

I really like the kite blocks quilt top. You always seem to come up with new and imaginative ideas! I do love that.

Mystic Quilter said...

Yes, the stars are definitely floating, I love it.