Thursday, April 15, 2010

A Quilt in Progress II

I rarely add borders to my quilts.


Having said that, I have decided to add two borders to the Hour Glass Quilt top -  first a solid white border and then a pieced border using fabrics that have also been used in the Hour Glass blocks.


I do wish you could  actually see and touch this quilt top.  I am not sure if the pictures doing justice here.  Both the Liberty fabrics and the "Little Folks" fabrics are lightweight and make for a lovely flowing quilt top.  So soft.


I am enjoying seeing some of the other creations made with Little Folks fabrics and particularly love some of the quilts in the Flickr Little Folks Group.  Wonderful inspiration. (I already have plans for the remaining Little Folks fabrics in my stash!!)


The quilt top measures 64 inches x 73 inches, bigger than most of my quilts.  I am awaiting the arrival of both the backing fabric and quilting inspiration.

36 comments:

  1. Absolutely stunning. I love the addition you did with the borders. And the Liberty fabrics are so gorgeous!

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  2. Absolutely gorgeous! The borders are perfection. I have the Little Folks and I know I have some Liberty of London fat quarters filed away somewhere. Wonder what I did with them. Off to look...

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  3. Love the colors! Beautiful quilt!

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  4. Such a stunning quilt, the borders really set it off.

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  5. I think that this is lovely with the two borders, but I would urge you to add one more white border . I think that that would really make these prints appear that much crisper,....plus you'd have a truly good 'topper-sized' quilt for a bed ! Can't wait to see what you do with the back, too !

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  6. Hi,
    Do you usually buy fabric for a particular quilt you have in mind or do you buy fabric that you like and usually use from your stash to make a quilt? I was just wondering because your fabric choices seem to go so well with the quilt patterns, I thought maybe you had a pattern in mind and then bought the fabric to go with what you had in your mind about what you wanted it to look like.

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  7. I love the colors in those fabrics. So beautiful! The added borders really make the quilt POP!!! So pretty!!! Love & blessings from NC!

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  8. Gorgeous - the Little Folks and Liberty work so well together.

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  9. The squares for the border is perfect...like a mat and frame. Great size for a couch throw.

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  10. I love it! What if you quilted one giant hourglass over the whole quilt? I think that would look fantastic, and it would be fairly easy with the straight lines, and not as much turning as you did with the flying geese quilt! ... just a thought :)

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  11. gorgeous!! i love everything about this one, borders and all!!

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  12. I bought some of the Little Folks Voile for my stash and am loving the feel of it also. Already I have more plans for it than I actually have fabric probably! Loving the pieced border on this quilt.

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  13. Love the colours and pattern...gorgeous!

    Just wondering if you could tell me ..as I guess you would have a few..rulers that is ...how do you store your rulers? Having trouble trying to decide how to best manage ans store my growing quilt ruler stash
    ( never mind the overflowing fabric stash !!)

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  14. it is sew beautiful!! i definitely wish i could touch it!! i'm sure it is super soft!! i also LOVE the pieced border!!

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  15. I love this quilt , Liberty & Little Folks voile were made for each other !!

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  16. The border does finish it off perfectly.
    I'll be interested to hear what you think of quilting the voiles. I find liberty tough going, unless I stitch in the ditch or in straight lines - the stitches can slip when the needle 'sticks' to the lawn. I'm just making a quilt with the little folks, so I can't decide if I quilt it myself or send it out (if it behaves like liberty, I might send it out!)

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  17. I do love that border though - it's really pretty.

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  18. The border completes the quilt beautifully. You are right to be happy, its stunning.

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  19. Love the borders to set off the gorgeous fabrics - how about launching into some free motion quilting to contrast the straight lines of the hour glass...??? Look forward to seeing your choice and finished quilt.

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  20. Just beautiful, Rita! Another gorgeous top complete!

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  21. Wow! I think it is wonderful. I have a whole bunch of little folks and I just can't commit to a project yet. It is the dreamiest fabric I have ever felt! Does the liberty white feel as wonderful of the little folks? I may have to check into that. Can't wait to see it all finished -- Maureen

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  22. Love it with the Borders...
    cheers

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  23. That quilt is beautiful!! It definitely makes me want to make another hour glass quilt soon, and I just love the borders you have added!

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  24. I love an hourglass quilt - you've definitely made a lovely one!

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  25. awesome quilt. I was wondering what fabric you used for the background? I have 20 5 inch strips of AMH Voile to make a quilt with. Wasn't sure what background fabric would work...weight - wise.

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  26. I think the borders give your quilt a slightly more tradition feel, but not tooooo traditional because overall it has very clean lines and a modern colorway. Plus, it's just fun to see bigger pieces of those cute fabrics, isn't it!?! I'm curious to hear your reply about buying fabrics with a design in mind vs. just buying cute fabrics. I never know how much fabric to buy!

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  27. Oh just let me touch it please? It's gorgeous! And I'm working on my Bricks and Stones - fun!!!

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  28. Just gorgeous. And yummy. And perfect.

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  29. Beautiful fabrics. I have a new appreciation of the effort of piecing your quilt blocks since I finished a block originally found on your blog- I was almost cross eyed at the end but it looked amazing!

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  30. The border does make it all!

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  31. I just discovered your quilts and they are just beautifull (and i've been searching for beautiful quilts for a while).

    Could you please tell me what sewing machine are you using? They are perfect and I know your patience has a lot to do, but still hope that a good machine would make quilting easyer.

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  32. Ah, found the FAQ. Still love your quilts, but there's no need to answer, I finally got it :)

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  33. Those borders really do add to the quilt. It looks great.

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  34. I love this quilt and am feeling inspired to do something like it. It is so fresh!

    But I just wanted to thank you as have helped me immensely by giving me an idea for borders on a quilt I am making - already got the white border on - just got the pieced one to do.

    Nicky

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