Monday, January 16, 2023

Design Wall Monday - January 16, 2023

 Good Morning Quilters!

There is progress on three quilts this week.

The Cheddar/black UFO quilt is back up on the design wall, and the hsts that were packed away with it didn’t work out as a border.  It made the quilt “busier” than it already is, and I think it’s plenty busy enough.  I changed my mind and am going to add a simple black solid border and be done with it.  As a quilt maker, I have a right to change my mind….several times, in this case.  lol

Here is a picture of my audition of a simple solid black border:

I like it and it follows the “kiss” moto…..”keep it simple sxxxxx”.  The hsts will be used somewhere else.

My redwork quilt has seen great progress this week.  I have attached the vine/flower outer border on all four sides and have drafted a corner “leaves” or “flowers” addition to take the vine/flowers around the corner.  In the original pattern the four borders did not connect in any way.  I now have only one corner left to embroider, and am getting close to creating a join pattern for this final corner.

Here are pictures of the four corners, and how the vine/flowers continue around  the corners.   

Corner top left:

Corner bottom left:

Corner top right:

Corner bottom right that is not finished yet:

I’m close to being finished with this one!

And, I decided on the scalloped edge size for my Jane Stickle quilt, and penciled the scallops onto the edge.  It is now ready for a longarm quilter to quilt it for me.

Here is a picture:

I have enjoyed reading your blog posts this week.  Everyone is really busy and it is exciting to read about your projects.  Thank you so much for joining the Design Wall Monday Linky Party.  Here’s the link for this week’s party:

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Anonymous said...

The corner embroidery for your redwork looks perfect! The solid back border on cheddar will show the quilting nicely. Hopefully Jane will be back from the quilter and you'll have time to stitch the binding before retreat, happy stitching!

Kate said...

The solid black border really makes those cheddar blocks shine. Keeping it simple often makes a bigger statement. Your red work quilt is absolutely gorgeous! Looking forward to seeing that one all finished. Congrats on all the progress so far this year. You've been really productive.

Astrid said...

Simple is often the best. I agree to add a black solid border. Beautiful redwork, love the pattern. Scallop edges is a great choice on the JS quilt, looking forward to see it completed.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I hope the quilting will done in the perfect way to compliment all the work that went into making your Dear Jane

Melva said...

You are so close with all three! I agree that the solid black border settles down the busy-ness of the blocks. And I can't wait to see your dear jane quilt done. :) Blessings, Melva <><

Churn Dash said...

I love the redwork the corners are wonderful. I once tried it but found it hard to do compared to embroidery.


Sara said...

Sometimes a plain border is just the best design choice. It will be beautiful.

Sue Daurio said...

Love the Dear Jane, those scallops just add the last finally touch to her!! Wo many beautiful projects.

Marti said...

Maybe you made the same decision about the HSTs before you packed it away last time and that's why there's no note about them. I like the black border; good choice. And you have made great progress on the redwork. I have not been able to sit still and do handwork this week but hoping that will change this week and I'll have a finish.

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

Cheddar and Black - oh that is YUMMY!!! I love it!!

Quilter Kathy said...

You have made great progress on the embroidery borders - well done!
Can't wait to see how Jane looks after quilting!

Michelle said...

Great progress all around! Your red work is lovely.

Melisa- pinkernpunkinquilting said...

You have been staying very busy. The black border will look fabulous and your redwork is so pretty. Have a wonderful week.

Celine said...

Well done lots of lovely projects. Can't wait to see you dear Jane back. Mine is still very much a wip...