I haven’t got as much done on my Seaside quilt as I had hoped, Christmas preparations and making Christmas presents have taken priority, it seems to be sneaking up rather quickly this year!
Three weeks ago I was skipping a little happy dance having finished the main part of my quilt with just the borders to decide before I started sandwiching and hand quilting it…
I was undecided about borders, in the book ‘The Seaside Quilt’ the designer Kathryn Whittingham (of Patchwork Katy) chose a simple border with a 2″ border of dark blue followed by a 4″ border of a neutral colour and some cornerstones of fussycut fabrics. She felt it was a busy quilt and it needed a calmer border. I was still torn with a piano key border which I used so successfully round my cottage garden quilt. I had a play…
…she was right! I did however decide I wanted a narrower dark blue inner border so I cut out 1.5″ strips so the finished stitched 1″ border would follow on from the block borders. I used a sandy coloured print for the main border with corner stones of the brighter blue and the fishing village print – I do like that fabric.
This morning I tried to photograph it all, it’s too big for my design wall now so I laid it out on the floor of the spare bedroom, stood on tippy toe on a stool with my phone held out as high and level as I could…and I still couldn’t quite get it all on, and it’s not in focus, but you get the idea 🙂
That was the best photo from about twenty!
Once it’s quilted I’m thinking of a dark blue binding with a red flange, but that’s quite a while off! I just need to check I have a big enough piece of wadding and create a backing piece then I can start quilting it. I think it will be a perfect project for winter!
My next post about my Seaside Quilt will be on Boxing Day…less than three weeks to Christmas, I must buy some Christmas cards!
Hand Quilt Along Links
This Hand Quilt Along is an opportunity for hand quilters and piecers to share and motivate one another. We post every three weeks, to show our progress and encourage one another. If you have a hand quilting project and would like to join our group contact Kathy at the link below. Kathy, Margaret, Deb, Nanette, Sharon, Karrin, and Daisy
I’ll also be linking up with Kathy’s Quilts for Slow Stitching Sunday.