I've now been quilting for three and a half years. This blog is my personal quilting diary, that charts my progress (and occasional regression) from the start. I use it so I can look back at my past projects...and hopefully see my skills improve!

Thursday, 5 June 2014

One Border Finished, Three to Go

I am now splitting my time between bearmaking and quilting, so progress will be even slower.  The fabric pack for Part 3 of the Quiltmania Di Ford mystery quilt last weekend.

This border is a combination of EPP, needleturn and broderie perse.  I am very new to these techniques, but am doing my best to learn and trying a variety of methods.

Eighty-four half inch hexagons are required for this border.

 I sewed the first four leaves using traditional needleturn.  I wasn't overly happy with the result.  They were not as perfect as I would like.  I will leave them in the quilt, as I like the idea of the quilt showing my 'progress'.  For the rest of the leaves, I used a wash away stabiliser, and glue stick method.   This method has given a more consistent result.

One side of the border complete and three more to go.  I am loving every minute of making this quilt.


  1. Good for you. Always fun to try new things. Your quilt looks fantastic.

  2. Your Di Ford mystery quilt is fabulous! I so love the center and each border gets better and better. I invite you to share this lovely at Hexie Weekend as it has all those lovely hexies and the beautiful applique. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Thank you for your sweet comments and the invite! I have linked ... I LOVE hexies!

  4. What a beautiful quilt. That's going to be nice with those 1/2 inch hexies in the border.

  5. Your quilt is beautiful, I'm pretty new to quilting so much fun to see the work of others.
    I will be back to see more of your work. Susanne