Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Yes, this is still a blog about quilts

And here's the picture to prove it:

I had a little free time to applique the November block on my Hearts A-Flutter quilt. December's block is prepped but not finished yet. Don't look too closely at the bottom right corner block - it's only basted.

Still, it gives me a bit of an idea what the quilt will look like. The setup and border have me stumped. I haven't found a fabric that speaks to me yet for the border, and don't know whether to sash, or to plain set, or to alternate set or what. I guess it'll come to me. Any suggestions?

I thought that when this BOM was initiated the designer mentioned an appliqued border design which would be available for purchase at the end. Maybe that was just wishful thinking. An appliqued border will make this quilt stretch into next year, for sure, but would be beautiful. If the designer doesn't offer it, I may invent one using motifs from the blocks.

4 comments:

Kathryn said...

That's a beautiful quilt. The colours are very fresh and springlike. I can imagine a row of appliqued hearts forming a charming border especially if they were inverted alternatively - maybe a nice fresh gingham check? Or a simple stripe? Kathryn

julieQ said...

I still am working on my blocks, I have all the patterns in one place at least and cut out!! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

Linda_J said...

Merry Christmas to you and Duke. (Yeah, I read his blog too but don't comment)

I love these pretty blocks. I like them set just like you have them. A plain wide border with the same fabric as your block background would me nice but definitely add those appliqued motifs. I believe it would just augment the work you have done in the blocks and make one gorgeous quilt if you have the time and inclination.

Gigi said...

I Love your Hearts a Flutter quilt, tried to get those patterns but got in to late..but I did get the new bom tea time, and love it too! Great job on your quilt-both of them, they are beautiful!