Thursday, July 5, 2012

Final Border

The applique quilt I have been working on is ready to be batted and backed. I thought I'd show how it is looking with the final border.
Because the applique method I use requires the blocks to be immersed in warm water to remove the freezer paper, I wanted to ensure I didn't run into distortion issues, so I appliqued the circles in place, after the blocks went through the process to remove the freezer paper, I laid them out to dry and then trimmed and added the corners

I know the photo below is not the best, but I just don't have a space large enough to photograph it properly. Once I quilt it, I plan to add a scrappy binding made with many of the batiks used in the piece.





28 comments:

B J Elder said...

What a great quilt. I would not have thought about doing that inner border, but I love it. It really draws you into the beautiful center applique. Such a stunning quilt.

Quilt Hollow said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! This quilt is stunning and I'm envious it's yours! WOWZERS!!

joe madl said...

stunning! i love your choice of color and the batiks play beautifully off that light background. that outer border is the perfect finish to an amazing quilt!

Maggie R said...

I LOVE anything appliqued and this one is exceptional.. Nice work Jill. I really like the border ...not anything I have seen before.. Thanks for sharing...Looks like the hot weather is not keeping you down:)
xoxo
((((hugs))))
Maggie..
PS as a quilter what have I been doing?????????? Making journals..VBG

Sherri D said...

I hope my quilt turns out half as nice as yours! You really have the eye for color and design. Well done!

Dolores said...

An interesting border. Will it be hand or machine quilted?

Karen said...

A beautiful quilt. The applique is good and the border treatment an added great bonus.

Karen S said...

Oh wow. I love everything about this. Especially the colors!

Sharon said...

A beautiful quilt! Your applique is stunning. I really like that border - it's a little unexpected, and it adds a lot! Hand or machine quilting? Looks like you have lots of open space for some great quilting.

Robbie said...

As usual beautiful work! Your ears should have been burning yesterday! I was telling my friend about your wonderful work and workmanship!! You were topic for at least 15 min. Just another 15 min. of fame!

Denise :) said...

Wow, wow, wow ... this is incredibly lovely!! :)

Kim said...

looks like eyelet!
Honestly where do you get your ideas and inspiration?
this is just lovely.

Happy Sewing

Sue said...

This is lovely. How will you quilt all those open spaces between the beautiful appliqué blocks?

Jackie said...

I love that border!

Ольга Т. said...

Супер! Квилт - бесподобен! Очень понравился.

Borderline Quilter said...

Fabulous, can't wait to see you quilt it???

Best Wishes
Kay in Scotland

Sundays Child said...

WOW!! That is one gorgeous quilt, you should be very proud of yourself. :-) I love batiks too, and this looks like a wonderful way to show them off with the light as contrast, great colour and pattern choices.

I do hope you plan on entering it in a fair or contest?

Julie Andrea

Clare Wassermann said...

That is beautiful - a real heirloom piece I'd say.

Finishing Lines by K.Sperino said...

Love everything about this! :)

landscapelady said...

Absolutely gorgeous! The fabrics are to die for. Did you machine or hand appliqué? If you did machine, do you use a free motion foot, what stitch and what thread do you use? I'm doing an appliqué project and am toying with hand vs. machine.

Diane J. Evans said...

Absolutely exquisite, Jill. Your applique is unmatched.

Diane

Createology said...

Stunning and sew very detailed. Your quilts are superb. I am in awe!

Joanie's Quilts said...

Your quilt is beautiful! Nice job on it! This will be one that you can treasure for years and always be proud of it.

Eileen said...

I love that border!

Quilter Kathy said...

It is gorgeous Jill... love your border idea!

M and M plus 3 said...

How gorgeous! And a nice border to fit your beautiful center. I love your applique.

Sherrill said...

Ooooo, just ooooo (and AHHHHH of course too!) BEAUTIFUL!!

Joan said...

The quilt is beautiful Jill - The border really sets it off. Very clever and most effective!

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