Sunday, February 21, 2016

Easier Than Pie & Beyond - the final two borders and it's almost a top

Today I will share the final two rows, row 6 and 7, of my Easier Than Pie & Beyond quilt. First is row six.

The second rosette from the left is called Ninja Star. It is such a simple design but oh so easy to make.It is from Book 1 of my Easier Than Pie & Beyond booklets. I've got an idea for how I can use this design in a different way and am thinking about a new quilt that will use it to create something that I hope will be very interesting and exciting!

This is the 7th and final row.

Again I am partial to the second rosette from the left. I call that one Split Decision and it is from Book 4.

I know you are itching to see what they look like when they are all stitched together but first let me remind you of the fabric I chose for the first border.  The fabrics are the right were used in the making of the rosettes. Each rosette had a centre cut from the fabric at the top right. Each rosette was bordered with the remaining two fabrics on the right. The border for the quilt was to be made from the fabric on the left. I was debating between using the floral print or the striped part of the print. I settled on the stripe.

Once the top was together with the filler pieces added to the sides, top and bottom I added an off-white 1" border so create a visual stop for the blocks. Then I added the print border fabric shown above.  Yes, yes I know you are itching to see the quilt top so let me scratch that itch for you! This is it, Easier Than Pie & Beyond, but there is one more border to go! I had hoped I would have enough of the cream inner border fabric but I don't so I'll have to dig through my stash to find the right fabric! So far I am beyond delighted with how this is looking!

So there you have it. Be sure to come back soon and I'll show you the quilt top with the final border. Until I post again, happy sewing!

Karen H


  1. This is absolutely fabulous!!. I’m itching to get La Passacaglia done so I can get back to what was started in your workshop. Another week or two might do it.

  2. Wow...and wow ! Amazing ! Awesome quilt !
    Congratulations Karen.... bravo ;)

  3. It's stunning. You know I love the hexies but the pathway - oh my, it is incredible and so visually interesting. Great job as always, Karen.

  4. Wow, wow, what an amazing top.
    Greetings, Manuela


  5. waouhhh what a fabulous quilt! congratulations to you Karen

  6. Wow, absolutely beautiful Karen! I love the rosette-stars on that background and everything matches so perfect! Chapeau!!!!

  7. Wow, this is a stunner! Great setting, beautiful blocks...just WOW!!

  8. Wow, there is a lot of speed in your pie. Turning wheels and relaxing are my feelings. The border is perfect. I like it. Groetjes, Dientje

  9. Dear Karen,
    it is just awesome. What a piece of art.

  10. I am almost speechless!! This top is just SO gorgeous! Absolutely stunning! I love the off white "break", and the print you chose for the border. It just frames it so beautifully. The prints you used for the rosette borders, add a whole other design themselves. And the colours are just so sumptuous. Congrats Karen!! Love it!!

  11. Wow....that's it....Wow!!!