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.

6 comments:

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

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  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!

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

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

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  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

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