Friday, February 19, 2016

A Little Bit of Border Progress

Progress is being made on the Sunburst borders. I only have one more motif to sew on the second border and then I'm half done. 
Working on the borders
Repeats are always a good thing to be sewing on when there are distractions. After the second or third motif, they almost sew themselves.*wink  Just kidding. Actually, I discovered {or rather remembered} that the curved edges did not get clipped on the second border. Ahh... What a time to remember. For some reason, it totally spaced my mind before starting to stitch down the edges of my applique pieces!
Progress on Sunburst
However, when I lay the borders side by side or even in the proper arrangement with the rest of the quilt, I see no difference at all. How crazy is that? I'm sure it means that I'm a sloppy appliquer or something less than flattering, but I'm going with the 'how wonderful is that' attitude. Now I can skip that tedious little step {completely guilt free} for the 3rd and 4th borders as well. Thank goodness for that folksy applique look I love to appreciate!

22 comments:

  1. sunburst is so pretty--isn't great when something happens like that? Love that border...hugs, julierose

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  2. I adore that plaid background for the borders, and the applique work makes me smile. I love seeing how this quilt develops!

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  3. "How wonderful is that?" is a wonderful attitude! Look for beauty in the unexpected and you will certainly find it!

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  4. looking good!! always a good feeling to have things work out how you want them to

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  5. They look like little fleur de lis! So cute!

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  6. I love your quilt. The borders are wonderful.!

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  7. Love the border design and the rest of the quilt is lovely too. Keep going with the appliquee.
    Greetings

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  8. Your quilt is beautiful and I'm inspired by your plaid background

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  9. I am a big fan of that folksy applique look . I really like the plaid border fabric.

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  10. This is really looking fun, Audrey! There're so many interesting shapes. And of course, plaid! Tons of life in this one. :D

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  11. Love the plaid fabric for the borders and the shape of the appliqués. Guess the curve was gentle enough not to need clipping. I actually never clip on the curve, just the inside angles. Looking good!

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  12. It's looking absolutely lovely!

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  13. What a pretty border progress, love the way this turned out.
    Greetings,
    Sylvia

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  14. Let's just focus on the positive shall we? I think it looks great and I love the variety in the borders.

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  15. This is such a wonderfully interesting quilt, Audrey! Your applique work is so beautiful.

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  16. Thanks for sharing the photos because it brings up a really ignorant question. Do you always appliqué the borders before attaching them? Or is it just this border? I can see the fleur-de-lis runs into the seam allowance.
    I'm still thinking about my spiderweb border, probably a vine. I was planning to attach the plain border and then appliqué but now wonder if that's the right order.
    I'm so glad you can miss the clipping step in future.

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  17. In the end I think it's going to look perfect!!

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  18. It's definitely because you're a star appliquér! Looking good!!

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  19. I agree with the others, it because applique is one of your super powers. Your quilt is looking wonderful. The border ties in with the center so beautifully.

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  20. Go with the flow Audrey, go with the flow! And if you've discovered a simpler way of doing it, all the better!

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