Postage Stamp Borders

Postage Stamp Quilt

I have said for awhile now – the last several weeks that I really need to get back to work on the wool applique borders for the Postage Stamp quilt which had been at a stand still for awhile now.  Finally yesterday late in the afternoon I got two more clusters of flowers and leaves fused to the border.  Now for the hand stitching.  It is the prep work that can delay me – I will keep putting it off and off.

This area is now ready to stitch.


The border in whole.


I’m think a bird or a few more leaves on this end.


Another bird or two to fill in between the gaps on this end.  I will check all of that when I get the flowers and leaves stitched down and decide then.  And then it needs to be started all over again on the other border – but at least I know what I am doing now!!  Linking to Quilt Story and Smiles from Kate and Esther’s Quilt blog.


All that wool that Pam from Illinois sent me plus the much smaller amount that I had is now all stored in the big project box that the Postage Stamp quilt was in – I took the quilt top out and put it in a basket and filled the box up – easier to go through now.  Quit a stash of wool – it is packed full and I had to really lean on the top to get it shut.  Thank you, Thank you Pam!!


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  • Deb Jul 26, 2016

    It looks so pretty and little by little it will get done! 🙂
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  • Sandra B Jul 26, 2016

    Your appliqué garden border is growing …. Love it! It is going to be so pretty on the Postage Stamp quilt….it will really finish it off nicely!
    That is quite a nice stash of wool you have now….so glad Pam had some to spare!

  • Pam P Jul 26, 2016

    You are most welcome – Your borders look so great!! And coincidentally, that’s how I got the wools in the box – sometimes, you gotta put a knee to it 😉 – Lol!

  • Kathi Jul 26, 2016

    What a fun project this is becoming … now that you have figured out wool and all that works for that fabric 🙂 Looks totally lovely too! Kathi
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  • Susan Jul 26, 2016

    Adorable! Love how you used clam shells at the bottom – makes for an interesting ‘garden’

  • Glenda Australia Jul 27, 2016

    Karen it is such a happy cute border, now you have the fun to sit and enjoy appliquéing the pieces on. I love sitting playing with coloured thread when working on some thing like this. those clamshells look stunning beneath the wee flowers. Cheers Glenda
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  • Marianne Jul 27, 2016

    I love the look of those borders! How about a half-bouquet at each end with a bird or butterfly peeking out?

    Looks like you’re all set for many wool projects to come. I love doing wool applique but have a few projects ahead before I tackle the little mat I have been planning to make for the last year. So little time!

  • Pam Jul 27, 2016

    How cute! Looks like Elizabethan embroidery! One of my favorite design sources. I love the personal style you have given it.

  • Kate Heads Jul 30, 2016

    Oh what pretty borders, especially when viewing it as a whole to get the full effect. I love the way you did the ‘grass’ at the base of the flowers too. Thank you so much for linking up to Building Blocks Tuesday.
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