Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Last Border of Auntie Green's Garden

I am working on the final border of Auntie Green's Garden (pattern by Irene Blanck). I did a lot of prep on laying out the borders so the bias stem vine would be pretty evenly divided and the leaves have all the edges already turned under so they are somewhat consistent in size. The four borders are all glued down so I just have to stitch, stitch, stitch. I am already thinking about how much I will miss working on this quilt.

I have also started the Stonefields quilt by Susan Smith.

I am doing this quilt with my friend, Julie (juliequilts1.blogspot.com) and we are using up all of our scrap fabrics and trying not to buy any fabrics for this quilt.

I sometimes cave however when I see a good fussy cutting fabric-we both love the beach-so I could not pass up this sand dollar fabric.

Because I have Auntie Green's as a large hand project (and Patchwork of the Crosses another ongoing hand stitching project) I choose to machine appliqué the blocks in Stonefields.

I can not believe how fast I am working through my scrap tone on tone fabrics for the backgrounds on this quilt.

I am also stuffing most of the small circles and berries just to give a little texture to these scrappy blocks.

It is an unusually cool July day with no humidity so I am going to gather up my appliqué things and get a little porch time stitching done.

Happy Stitching All,




  1. Your borders look lovely. All the prep work is done now you can stitch and enjoy! It looks like you are having lots of fun with Stonefields :0)

  2. Your porch looks perfect for sewing - how lovely! So close to a finish now on A G and the borders look beautiful. Stonefields is a great project - so much variety - and I like the idea of stuffing in the circles!

  3. I love those borders, I'm so tempted to start that quilt myself. Looks like you're having fun with Stonefields too.

  4. Looks good Cheri. I hope to post dome pics on my blog soon. Julie. And I can't wait to do the sand dollar block.

  5. Love your Auntie Green border, I am waiting for my background fabric to arrive so I can start mine!

  6. I like how you used so many different fabrics for the vine in your AG quilt. It really adds to the interest. And your stash only criteria for Stonefield is a good one, but I'm glad you're not too strict. The sand dollar print was too perfect to pass up.

  7. I can’t believe how far behind I am on my AG. Congratulations on getting to the final border. Stonefield is a beautiful quilt. I love the fabrics you are using.

  8. The fussy cut blocks are oh so pretty! I don't have much in the pastel line in my stash. I have admired the Stonefield blocks right from the start of seeing them on blogs but would have to do some serious shopping.

  9. You will have lots of applique to keep you busy. The border and blocks are so pretty!!