I was pretty sure I could finish the applique on the Uncommon, Common Bride yesterday and I did. Today I plan on putting the final border on it. Then of course I need to figure out what backing to use – I have no wide backs (actually I have one but it meant for Carousel) so it is either order something or piece it. Thank you all for your opinions on the border stencil. I tend to agree with the majority on this – the more plain geometric type design will look better – the flower border -while I love it doesn’t have the same type of flower on it and might not look right. I need to plan a different quilt that will use the flower border – I have three sizes of that design-I might need to do a whole cloth at sometime that could use it – an idea to think on.
So this will be the border to use on this quilt. It will be awhile before I use it as when I use a hoop I start from the middle and work my way out. I was going to work on Carousel next but I think I want to continue on with this one instead. It might actually get done quickly because I will be quilting around a lot of that applique. (one can hope it will go quickly)
I don’t know if anyone remembers this block – I had brought it along to work on our trip and barely touched it. I brought way too many projects with me on that trip! This block is for the quilt called “Floral Fantasy” a William Morris in Applique by Michelle Hill. One day this quilt will get done but not until well into next year at this rate. I don’t believe I have even half the blocks done and then there is a border of course! As anyone who is an expert at applique will see that I have not been doing a spectacular job on this block – too many pointy pieces – oh well maybe it will hide among the other blocks and not be real noticeable.
Three more rows of blocks to finish going in one direction on this one before I turn it and start the opposite way. It is taking a little longer to get it done than I thought it would but I haven’t done one this large before – it is going well though and I haven’t had to adjust my tension even one time!
Now if anyone wants to have a laugh today I will share with you a cake I made – and I forgot to flour the pan – it stuck and I had to pry it out!! the top looks a bit beaten up doesn’t it – the glaze clumped up and we had a laugh about it. It has been awhile since I had one turn out like this. It tasted good though They can’t always look pretty can they!
Part 5 of Love Entwined came out this evening and I haven’t even started on part 4- so much for keeping up with it. I’m printing out all the instructions though as I get them and saving them onto the computer – I will get back to it when I get caught up on some of this quilting. When I get done with the applique block above that quilt will get put aside once again and maybe I will get back to work on the Red and Green.
thanks again for all the opinions – I read them all and tried to send a note back thanking everyone but I probably missed some of you and I was glad to see some comments from some readers who have not left comments before – thank you for coming our of “lurkdom” LOL – I really appreciate it.