For this WIP Wednesday, kindly hosted by Lee of Freshly Pieced fabrics (click to head back there and see what others are doing), I chose to resurrect an ancient Work In Progress: my autumn quilt.
I had updated my computer software to work with my printer, and while you think that’s a strange way to begin a post about borders, I depend on it a lot (I use Quilt-Pro) to help me work out templates and dimensions. So I had kind of mocked up this one, but didn’t want to go to all the trouble to do square-in-a-square on the borders.
So this was the next version. While it seems silly to spend time at a computer when you’re working on a quilt, I did it for two reason: my annual Horrid Sickness had descended (complete with a 2-hour Urgent Care visit) and I felt like sludge most of the week, but more importantly, I was running on low in the autumn fabrics that I’d used to make this quilt, and I wanted to use what I had instead of buying more. I’d been collecting these for about a decade, so the colors weren’t going to be easy to find, even if I did want to buy more.
Then I got a tiny nudge in my brain to use the golds in the outside Flying Geese block. Anything I do in the program will be more pronounced, as I’m working with solids, but I did like this version.
Here’s the quilt.
So here are all the new Flying Geese pieces laid out around the quilt. I had stopped with that small stripy border and was ready to yank it off if I didn’t like it, but. . . I like it. Trust me on this. I simply did two Half-Square-Triangles (HST) for the corners and now have to figure out how it will all work.
I laid out all the giant EPP hexagons on my guest bedroom bed to see how they all looked together. I love them, but have lots more figuring out to do. That will have to wait until after Christmas, I think!
And here’s your funny for the day:
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4 thoughts on “Autumn Quilt Borders”
Your quilt is lovely! May I point out that the triangles on the bottom side are pointing the wrong way. Your Rose Star blocks are great too!
Great quilts. Looks like you have been very busy. I really like the cartoon too. I think my hubby could relate to it.
I like your quilt. It is autumny and quilty. I want to play with that block one day.
Your scrappy quilt is wonderful! It was interested studying your computer designs. I don’t use it, but I can see how it would be valuable. I really like the FG border –