Thursday, June 15, 2006

Still Working On The Double 4 Patch


I have the top together (although this picture only has vertical rows together). Now I'm working on borders. Saw a quilt in a magazine with an appliqued border, so thought I'd try that. Cut 6½" wide white on white strips to add as borders. Cut some fabrics I used in the quilt on the bias for stems and started stitching down the first side border. Haven't designed the flowers/leaves yet -- I'll do that after I get the stems appliqued down. I really like this quilt. I have a few leftover blocks and some more floral fabric I haven't cut yet, so eventually, I may make another one!

Note to Forest Jane: No, I didn't tea dye or buy FQ's -- I just shopped my considerable stash for the flag quilt.


Gratitudes:
1. Spending the afternoon piecing and appliqueing.
2. Roy Clark, Tom T. Hall, Keith Urban, Fleetwood Mac -- cd's I sewed by today.
3. Air conditioning -- it's hot and humid here.
4. Watching the hummingbirds at the feeder and the Eastern Bluebird checking things out too.
5. My new Bleeding Heart plants are prospering.

15 comments :

Bonnie said...

Very nice quilt. The applique borders will make it spectacular!

Finn said...

This really is a pretty top JoAnne, and I think an applique border will be the perfect ending for it. I do admire applique borders!!

Screen Door said...

The quilt is beautiful now, can't wait to see the borders. Love the color choices.
Melanie

Vicky said...

This a wonderful quilt. Will be watching for your borders! Love this one!

The Calico Cat said...

Looking good - can't wait to see the appliqued border... I keep promising myself to do something similar....

Laurie said...

Ooooooooooo Joanne...that is a beaut! What a simple pattern as well. When I see all these gorgeous creations I think...simple but elegant...I can hardly wait to see the borders!
Hugs
Laurie

Jeanne said...

The pattern is wonderful, and the colors are great! Another from your stash?
Jeanne

YankeeQuilter said...

This top is coming along great...I really like pieced quilts with appliqued borders.
Siobhan

ForestJane said...

Like that double 4 patch! How big are the blocks?

Passionate Quilter said...

What a pretty quilt--and I think an appliqued border would be a nice final touch on it.

Dawn said...

It is looking so good! I really love the color!

Are you going to Farm Fest by any chance?

Petey said...

What a beautiful quilt it will be!
Looks like so-o-o many pieces...
What kind of applique do you do? Not experienced at that myself. Only know a few terms like needleturn, using freezer paper, reverse, any others? Just looking for an easy way to try it I guess. Really should practice as I am coming to that in a Baby Jane!
Show us the finished product, please!

Lucy said...

This is a adorable quilt !!

Mary said...

I was wondering how this pattern would look scrappy. My mom finished one using greens that I quilted for her and posted on my blog and we're doing one in reds for my son's wedding quilt.

I also wanted to do one in a scrappy color way so I printed out a copy of your picture so when I'm ready to start - I'll remember how good it looks.

Judy said...

Very nice top! I've always liked this pattern. Can't wait to see the borders!