Wednesday, September 23, 2015

WIPs - Bordering on Another Finish

It's been slow, but steady progress in the sewing room.  Most of my stitching time comes on the weekends, but I do manage a few minutes here and there during the week to pin and then stitch a few seams.  I spent a few minutes to cut the strips for the next round of borders for Back to Square One.  The log cabin/star borders are all assembled and attached. 


 Back to Square One by Judy Laquidara (pattern available here)

With the addition of the last round of borders, it's now too big for the design wall.  The purple fabric looks almost black in this photo, I just couldn't get the lighting right to get the true color. The quilt is actually much brighter in real life.   All that's left is a narrow purple border followed by a dark blue border.  Borders always take longer than I think they will, so it will probably be the end of next week before this one is finished.  

Progress continues on the Square in a Square blocks for the Midnight Mystery quilt.  I should have all those blocks finished in time to start on October's clue when it is issued.  I still need to trim up the Layer Cake Quilt Along project and make the binding so I can finish it.  I did come up with a better another name for that project, I'll share that when the quilt is finished. The current plan is to get  Back to Square One sent out for quilting before finishing off the Layer Cake project.  That's assuming I have backing fabric for BTSO. So locating the backing fabric I think is in the stash also goes on the to do list.  

Linking up with WIP Wednesday, WIPS on Wednesday and Needle and Thread Thursday.  

12 comments:

  1. Proud of your progress. Maybe without all those chickens Judy L can get back to designing quilts.

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  2. Very pretty Kate. It always feels so exciting to have a quilt almost finished. Thank you for sharing with us. Gretchen

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  3. Very pretty color palette! I like how your choice of colors unifies the varied piecing elements.

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  4. Love the colors...very striking design. Great Job! micki@2dogsstudio.us

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  5. This quilt is a beauty! the colors are so vibrant!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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  6. I love this design and the colors us used. All of the border designs move your eye around the quilt so well.

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  7. Isn't it funny how the camera just cannot read some colors? This WIP is so pretty. I love the effect of the inverted log cabin fows.

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  8. Wow! Your quilt is so beautiful! Those border seams do take a long time, but it will be such a wonderful finish when you get done.

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