My Gardens of a King quilt now has the second shark tooth border. The designer of the quilt, Missie Carpenter, and I worked hard on getting it just right and the efforts have really paid off! I has created a nice break and it not only frames the centre panel of pieced blocks but it will also nicely frame the next border made up of appliqued blocks.
Missie's design calls for a border that is pieced but I have a lovely old green print in my stash and have decided that rather than use an assortment of fabrics I would use my green print. Want to know what it looks like? Well hang on and I'll show you. But first, do you remember the early apple block? This is what it looked like.
Each of these blocks will be framed by a pair of crescent shapes. In Missie's version she used two different fabrics in each pair of crescents but I decided to use a single fabric. I chose a deep rusty red for the apples. Remember what I said about adding little details? I decided to add a ladybug on a leaf! And this is the finished block pinned to the green fabric. I think the block is looking rich and elegant!
Can you imagine the shark tooth border on either side? Perfect! For more information about this quilt pattern which I am testing for Missie visit Traditional Primitives.
In my spare time I managed to finish one more Lozagons block. It is a rather insipid block but I think it will look very pretty when surrounded with the turquoise stars!
Lastly I decided to treat myself to some very pretty fabric that I found at Family Farm Quilts. This is a family run business in Pennsylvania. The staff were very nice and extremely helpful! The fabric that I bought is from Andover and it is called Jo's Chintz. I'm thinking of using it for the backing of my Value Proposition hexagon quilt or maybe I'll make another quilt with broderie perse. Heck, maybe I'll do both! I think they might just have some of the fabric left in stock if you are interested. The prices are very good and there is a great collection of beautiful prints!
I've been blogging now (almost on a daily basis) for more than a year and a half. That's a lot of blog posts, almost 500 of them. Every now and then someone will ask me a question and I respond that I had published a post on that very topic! So what I'm thinking of starting a new feature that I will call Rewind. Every now and then I will republish one of my older posts. It might be a story that I think is amusing, a tutorial or something interesting. What do you think of that idea? I respond to every comment so if you don't hear back from me it means that you are a no reply blogger and I have no way of contacting you!
Time for me to get sewing and I think you should do likewise. Until I post again, happy sewing!
HA ! Love that little ladybug!ReplyDelete
This quilt is awesome..ReplyDelete
I like the "rewind" idea.
Wow, everything is just beautiful. I love that green fabric for the border, a perfect touch!ReplyDelete
So beautiful, Karen! I would like that Rewind features as I have not had a chance to read all your posts. Like reading a good book a second time.ReplyDelete
What a fabulous quilt! Your 'rewind'idea is interesting...ReplyDelete
Looking awesome Karen! I would love to read your older posts. You have some great tips and stories.ReplyDelete
I don't know how you do it all. Blogging everyday nice idea to do rewind. Quilt is lovely. BunnyReplyDelete
Garden of the Kings is coming along beautifully--love that little fussy cut bug!ReplyDelete
Another gorgeous quilt! I love the "early apples" and they will look fantastic on the border.ReplyDelete
the test quilt is looking lovely and I think the "rewind" idea is a good one!!ReplyDelete
That's an awesome quilt!! Love the rewind idea too... cute lady bug on a fabulous block!ReplyDelete
I have been on a blog reading hiatus of sorts and was pleasantly surprised at the wonderful wheel blocks, now i need to read back in your posts to see how it began!ReplyDelete
I say yes to the rewind! Your Garden of the Kings quilt is gorgeous! I would say that you are an endurance quilter, liking big projects!ReplyDelete
Checking to see if I am still a no-reply blogger because I should not be :(ReplyDelete