At the beginning of last week I laid the top out on the floor and realized I had finally made it all around to the very last border to get appliqués on. This has been a challenge as I did not have the pattern for the quilt any longer and I was on my own with the placement of the appliqué pieces. That is what happens when you stash away a project for years, and years, and years, only to one day discover it buried in the closet.
So I pinned the bias vines on and finished off this last border. Off to the machine to blanket stitch the appliqués and vines down.
This is the left over leaves and flowers. Obviously the original pattern had way more appliqués that should be put on. At this point once I finish the last border appliqués I plan to go back over the borders and add more leaves and possibly those last two flowers as well. So I guess I am not as near done as I thought. But I think it will be easier to pop some additional leaves in here and there and at least utilize some of these leaves and fill in some more of the empty spaces. As I look at the quilt laid out on the floor I can see a number of areas that can use another leaf or two.
Hi Donnalee! Somehow that reminds me of putting something together and having leftover pieces. Hmm. Did they send extra or did I really miss using those extra parts?!! Good for you for getting everything pinned down and ready for applique. I probably would just throw those extra pieces in a drawer for another day - but if you see spots they can fill in, go for it! It is, after all, your quilt and no one else will know either way. Thanks so much for linking up today. Happy New Year! ~smile~ RoseanneReplyDelete
What a lovely quilt!ReplyDelete
So what if you lost the pattern? Your version will be all yours!ReplyDelete
I think many of us stash things away and then attempt to finish them in the future. You did a great job on your border.ReplyDelete
I have a spool quilt that is similar! I need to finish 3 more borders. Thanks for the reminder!ReplyDelete
Your vines and leaves play right into the 2020 Rainbow Scrap Challenge. SEW nice!!!ReplyDelete
What a lovely border for those spools!ReplyDelete
The border is so beautiful. Great job!ReplyDelete
You're doing great, especially since you lost that pattern so long ago. This will be a treasure when it's done. Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.ReplyDelete
Beautiful, I am so glad you are sticking with it. Cant wait to see the finish. Thank you for linking up to Put your foot down.ReplyDelete
This is so pretty, it's actually inspiring me to make more spools for a quilt I started. I love the applique, just a perfect for this quilt.ReplyDelete
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