Saturday, February 12, 2011

CWBQ Border

I have been focusing most of my quilting time on the CWBQ. I think this is going to be my arrangement of the blocks. I did replace a couple of the lighter leaves in the strawberry block - block 8 in this arrangement. I think between placing the block in the center of the quilt and replacing those leaves it does not stick out as the lightest block in the quilt anymore. I am working on the two side borders. There are probably less leaves in a border than in some blocks.
My favorite color of YLI silk thread - 235 - a muddy brown that seems to match with almost all civil war fabrics is getting thin. I can actually see thru to the spool . I have never used a complete spool of thread on one applique project.

Machine quilting on YoYoville continues, this quilt is killing me. I just can't make myself stay in the sewing room and work on this quilt. I think it is all the 4 inch blocks in the center of the quilt- 300+ that is slowing me down and all that repetetive is boring.I have also been looking into the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative. I would like to make a quilt for them, and I am thinking a little Hawaiian Quilt, I have been playing around with a pineapple papercut - trying to fill in a rectangle instead of a square.

Have a Happy Valentine's Day,



  1. Your border is coming along nicely and I don't think any block stands out more then the rest. Nice work!!

    I understand about the machien quilting. When it gets too repetitive it is hard for me to keep going.

    I love AAQI and all they do. I can't wait to see what you come up with.

  2. Your border looks beautiful so far!! You get so much done so fast!

  3. Love the change to the strawberry block, the placement also really makes the birds shine. The border is wonderful too as is the quilting you are doing on the yoyo quilt. I hear ya about getting bored with the repetitive parts....

    I look forward to seeing what you come up with for the Pineapple quilt.


  4. Oh, what a beautiful quilt you are working on. I have seen several bloggers working on the same pattern.

  5. Your CWBQ is beautiful. Sue in MI

  6. OMG, your CWBQ is looking so fantastic. I am really loving your arrangement of the blocks! VERY pleasing! Having your birds facing toward the center is such a great placement, with the bride above. I really like it. You are so close to being finished. Have you decided how you are going to quilt it?? I used to fantasize about that while appliqueing all the damn leaves...LOL.

    In stitches,
    Teresa :o)