Tuesday, May 24, 2011

On to the next step!

I finished the sashing units and it looks like everything will go together nicely in the end. But the end is still a long way off.  I have also cut out all the background squares and the border strips so now it is on to the applique. I love to applique. I find it very relaxing and the results are awesome! I have never tried an appliqued swag border before so I am a little anxious about how that will turn out.  Also the large spray at the top of the quilt is something new to me. But I always like to try something new with every quilt.  I havent bought anything new to make this quilt. The pattern calls for 7 metres x 44" wide background fabric. I had a 5 metre x 60" wide piece of muslin from IKEA that my sister brought me home from Holland.  It washed up beautifully and I just love it. Wish I had enough to use for backing .  The scraps I will be using for most of the applique were given to me by my quilting buddies in Saint John, NB. Great bunch of quilters!!  My goal is to do a block a month. To me, the hardest part is done, all those pesky nine-patches! The picture shows how the blocks and sashing will go together. Still have to press the sashing units.


  1. I'm looking forward to seeing your progress on this quilt! That sure was a lot of nine patches! I would even like the quilt without the applique (I love beige and white).

  2. Appliqué is my favourite technique of all in quilting. Like you I find it so relaxing and convenient as you can take it anywhere. Can't wait to see your project come to life:)

  3. Hi!
    I've come over from Heather's, Books and Quilts. Your quilt is beautiful! Love the colors you've chosen. Have a great day!

    Just Books

  4. Wow! You must be relieved that the nine patches are out of the way. I can hardly wait to see each block as you post it. I'm in the middle of a commission for a quit which will be all applique of my own design. In addition I'm working on a wallhanging art quilt that is appique too. I look forward to seeing all your lovely work.


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