I don’t know how many of you have forgotten my Red and Green Applique quilt top that I started making about 2 years ago? I finished the blocks and put the top together last year but I never decided on an applique border.  Finally – I made my decision.

When I finish Joseph’s Coat and have it ready to start to quilt I will need to get busy and find another hand project to work on.  I must finish this top and that will be the next to work on.


A close up


I was going to make something that was kind of half way between fancy and simple but it had a lot of small pieces in it.  I decided because a lot of the pieces in these blocks are actually large that something with bigger pieces would be appropriate.  This quilt is more of a “folk art” type of quilt and simple and big will work.

This is the border I picked – image reds and greens – a little of pinks and yellows as they are used in the blocks.  I few more flowers along the edges than what they show in the photo.  Always hard to judge from seeing a totally different kind of quilt with a border but trust me – this is going to work out!


I think applique on this quilt will keep me busy for quite a few months this summer!

8 Responses to “Red and Green Applique”

  1. Love that appliqué quilt! Total quilting yumminess!
    Tara Darr recently posted…Take Your Child To Work Day & Book Review!!!My Profile

  2. I’ve always loved this quilt and think that will be a perfect border
    Mary LeClerc recently posted…Cuteness AlertMy Profile

  3. Such an amazing quilt!
    Nedra recently posted…Lucky DuckMy Profile

  4. That border will be great….the top deserves a special border! it is beautiful…I cant imagine the hours that went into it!
    Tim Latimer recently posted…Thousand Pyramids quilt top…finished!My Profile

  5. The border suits the quilt perfectly! The applique looks like so much fun and a great way to finish it!! Hugs, Doreen
    Doreen recently posted…For documentation…….My Profile

  6. I’ve been waiting for you to get that quilt back out. My heart is in Christmas. I think that border will be great.
    Vivian recently posted…Countdown to Summer!My Profile

  7. That would carry me through far more than the summer, but then again, I don’t do much applique. It will be even more lovely than it already is.
    Heather recently posted…The Bride Price by Tracey Jane Jackson – a US Civil War NovelMy Profile

  8. I most certainly haven’t forgotten it. Your applique talents amaze me. Can’t wait to see this one finished.

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