Monday, May 7, 2018

Weekend Stitching: Christmas in May?

It was a beautiful weekend, spring is definitely here.  We worked outside most of Saturday morning (and are still feeling it this morning).  Sunday morning was housework with a heavy dose of sewing room time in the afternoon.  The plan was to get all of the Vintage Dress blocks sewn together.  That got done, now to figure out what to do for the border. 


 Vintage Dresses by Charise Randell

As much as I'd like to be finished with the dresses, I'm beginning to think this one needs pieced borders.  I'm going to play with that idea this week, plus raid the stash to see if there is something that makes a great frame on it's own.  Creating the frames with the sashing took a bit of time, but I really like how it worked out.   

Now that Vintage Dresses is in one piece, I can have the design wall back to play with this month's OMG.  For some reason, the dark green photographs as black when the blocks are up on the design wall. The quilt is really red and green.  




The blocks are all done, but the layout needs to be finalized before I can start stitching the rows together.  This is close to final.  There may some more shuffling around of the angel blocks this evening, but I'm hoping to get a start on sewing the rows together tonight after work.  

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17 comments:

Libby in TN said...

The sashing was definitely worth the effort. The sashing is smashing!

Quilter Kathy said...

Love the dresses... it looks like they are in store windows!
Can't wait to see what you come up with for borders!

Barbara said...

Both quilts look fabulous. I love how the dresses turned out. Now I’ll be curious to see what you do with the borders.

Bonnie said...

Those dresses are so great. Yes, definitely audition some border ideas. The right one will speak to you. Maybe a single fabric will do it. I'd be careful not to do too busy of a border as you want the dresses and their cool sashing to shine through. You are definitely making progress. The angel blocks are looking great.

Churn Dash said...

Love the angel quilt. It is great to have a design wall so that you can stand back and look at the quilt as a whole and see how you like the placement.
The dresses are amazing.
Helne

chrisknits said...

Both are wonderful, but I can't stop looking at Vintage! I just keep looking at all those pretty "dresses". I am sure you will come up with the perfect borders for it.

Laura said...

I love the dresses quilt! Such a lot of beautiful work!

Janice Holton said...

The extra effort to frame those dresses was so worth it! I thought all you had left to do was the binding. And you're going to piece a border? Oh my goodness, I don't think I could handle that. If it were mine, I would be sticking binding on there right now! Ha! Ha!

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Ohh--I love the Dress quilt that you are gifted me--oh wait--it wasn't me you where making it for--oh well---it is still just beautiful and I love the way you have set off the dresses--glad you got some nice sewing time in over the week end--
enjoy, di

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I love the frames around the dresses - they add so much to the design! Beautiful!

Cheryl said...

That sashing is amazing! I know that it was complicated and time consuming to make, but it is so awesome with the dresses.

Louise said...

Such different but both lovely pieces! I'm glad you're taking your time with the dresses to finish it off exactly right :)

Soma @ whimsandfancies.com said...

You have two very lovely quilts in the making. The frames around the dresses look wonderful.

-Soma

Emily said...

I love the colored sashing! Dresses looks fantastic! Can't wait to see what you decide to do as a border.

Jaye said...

Love the dresses. Is that Christmas quilt a rework of Bonnie Hunter's En Provence?

I like to "chunk" my pieced borders. It makes them much easier to fit. Take a look at this: https://www.artquiltmaker.com/blog/aq-projects-tutorials/aq-tutorials/chunking/

Kate @ Smiles From Kate said...

Oh Kate, Vintage Dresses is coming together as beautiful as the early pictures promised, I love it so much. I’m rubbish at paper piecing but I’ve saved the pic to use as inspiration. One of my favourite ever quilts.

Sheila said...

Vintage Dresses is coming together beautifully. This quilt is going to AWESOME. A nice border or two would set it off wonderfully. Looking forward to seeing what you do.