Postage Stamp Border

Postage Stamp Quilt, Williamsburg Beauty

More work was done on the wool applique border for the Postage Stamp quilt.  I was going to do a bird and butterfly next but I decided to do a flower cluster instead so I would see how much room was available for the critters.  I need to do the two flowers on the right and embellish the last leaf in the right corner.  I was busy working on it last night while Melanie was here eating pizza with us and then a long session of the Walking Dead – I think we are on season 5 about half way through it.


I showed the pieces of the half inch hexagon last post so I thought I would stitch a sample flower to pin to my border for Williamsburg Beauty to see how I liked the size – it will work out fine – now to make about 40 in the colors of the quilt!


I will add one more almost solid border and then the chain of hexagon flowers will go through the middle of it.  I think this size will work out well.  It finishes at about 2.5 inches.


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11 comments… add one
  • Kathi Sep 23, 2016

    Hey Karen, I love your idea for your new small sized hexi flowers to be appliqued on this row of borders on Williamsburg Beauty!!! Will add so much to this already amazing quilt in progress!
    And I am drooling over your wool embroidery and applique… I look forward to trying this… don’t think I can be as fun and free as you are though! I only wish I could girl!!!
    Have a great day/weekend! Kathi
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  • Summer Sep 23, 2016

    The idea of the chain of flowers is cute. Also, your night sounds like it was well spent- company, crafting, movie and pizza ?
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    • Karen Sep 23, 2016

      our daughter comes over one night or so a week for supper and we watch tv and chat and do our stitching!

  • Deb Sep 23, 2016

    Williamsburg is going to be awesome with this border idea of yours 🙂
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    • Karen Sep 23, 2016

      I think I might do a hexie chain in several parts of this quilt in the borders before I am finished with it.

  • Ramona Sep 23, 2016

    Your applique is coming along. The hexi flower idea is a winner. They will really move your eye to the outer borders of your quilt. Beautiful.
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    • Karen Sep 23, 2016

      thanks Ramona – this idea of hexi chain might go to another border later on as well – I’m not sure at the moment what the final size will be – design as I go 🙂

  • Sandra B Sep 23, 2016

    Love all the little details that you add to your flowers on the appliqué border for the Postage Stamp quilt. Really brings them to life!
    That little hexie flower is awesome….I love your idea to include them in the border for Williamsburg Beauty…. I know it will be a lot of work, but they are going to be a great addition! You always come up with such interesting borders for your quilts… Really makes them your own! Thanks for allowing us to follow along on the journey of all your projects!

    • Karen Sep 23, 2016

      thanks for dropping by Sandra – yes I think I will like a hexie chain on this quilt – I saw one some place on another quilt and liked it.

  • Angie in SoCal Sep 25, 2016

    Your hexie flowers are going to look so wonderful on your top. Look forward to seeing it. Thanks for linking to WIPs Be Gone.
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    • Karen Sep 25, 2016

      I am looking forward to make the hexies to add to this border, i have a feeling it will take awhile though

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