quilting, Sewing

Borders Almost Finished!

Whoot!

I finished up the 4 patch border (2nd border) of the Churn Dash Quilt this morning…

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I want to thank Ginia of Early Morning Quilter for sharing her truly awesome technique for ripping out seams with me!  Thanks Ginia, this saved me on another smaller section of the quilt this morning! (I digress).  Click on over to her blog and see the tutorial here!

Now for the last border on this quilt!  Here I’m sampling my chosen fabric…

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It is very close to the original plan…holy cow…it is going to be big (94″ x 104″), but that is what it needs to be in order to fit a queen size bed!

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I had some leftover 4 patches.  I used Ginia’s technique to take out some of the 4 patches in the quilt and replace them in order to turn these corners without the same fabrics together.

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When I started this quilt I decided to use the Leader/Ender technique so fondly promoted by Bonnie Hunter.  However, instead of just having any old pieces to run through the machine I came up with a plan to make 16 patches…

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25 patches were constructed…all just on their own!  I’m now a believer in this technique.  I still have approx. 10 more 16 patches cut and in various stages, 2 patches, 4 patches etc.  Now I’ll need to come up with a design to put them in!

So fun.  What a morning!

The sun is shining!  Spring is here!  Look!

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Those hyacinths poked their noses up and bloomed!  So happy!

Happy Quilting, Happy Sewing!

~Cathy

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