Saturday, November 12, 2011

Apple Cider, without Borders


Back home from the quilt retreat just a bit disillusioned with my accomplishments. I had a list of things I wanted to do: finish my Sunbonnet Sue for the raffle, finish my mystery quilt, make a Linus quilt top, and work on Farmer's wife. It seemed reasonable, but I overestimated my ability to work quickly. Too much food, too much talking, too much Bingo ( buy Hey!, I won!), too many seams to rip out. Sigh.

I'm not disillusioned with this quilt top, however. This is the moment I've been waiting for since February! Just a few weeks ago, I worried over my choice of fabrics since they were far from the darker Civil War fabrics most everyone else used. Mine are cheery 30's prints, and are quite busy. Would the pattern emerge? This quilt has been a ton of work, and I feared the worst. I needn't have feared. It's perfect! The colors, not the seams. ahem. ;-) Now to add the borders!



11 comments:

Garden of Egan said...

It is beautiful!
You should be so proud of all of it!
What color will the border be?

Way to win at bingo.
Sounds like a wonderful retreat.

Tracy said...

The border will be a green print, with black star points emerging into it. Can you see the black stars in the top? Notice how they stop abruptly without finishing at the edges? They will finish in the border!

Mrs.Rabe said...

It's stunning, Tracy. So beautiful...the border sounds awesome, too.

Glad you had a great time, and won Bingo! What did you win, by the way?

Love
Deanna

Tracy said...

Quarters! Each card that you played was $.25, and the winner of the game won the pot. I won four times, and came out about $27 ahead!

Blackberry brambles said...

Very pretty quilt...starting one this winter myself. Have a wonderful day.

StitchinByTheLake said...

It is a work of art! I believe that the love and joy of quilting is infused into every quilt we make and this one certainly proves that to be true. blessings, marlene

jAne said...

it's beautiful!
:o)

Shug said...

I think it is beautiful! I can only imagine the work that goes into making a quilt...Can't wait to see the border on it..

Cait Kady said...

It's beautiful Mrs. K! I love colorful patterns and fabrics, and this is gorgeous.

Michelle said...

Your quilt looks great.
Can't wait for the borders to go on !

Kim @ Homestead Acres said...

Oh it's beautiful!

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