Monday 4 November 2019

Some more progress....

After my last post in which I showed the progression of my latest project from completed feathered star block to four borders on, I thought you might like to see how the quilt has grown since.

I have never made a medallion style quilt before but, I have looked at many in books and on the internet and I know that many of them include an appliqué border, so that is what I decided to add as the final border on my quilt. 

I found the tulip appliqué shapes in a Debbie Mumm book that I have had many years and I adapted them to fit the size of the border I wanted to added.

I used scraps of the fabrics that I had used in the pieced section of the quilt and I was pleased that I had just enough of the aqua/teal blue striped fabric to add a few dots so that it was represented elsewhere in the quilt and not just in the narrow border. The next stage was to layer, baste and then quilt it.

I am not used to quilting this size of quilt and, it has been a bit of a challenge here and there but, overall I am really pleased with the outcome.

Yesterday I started quilting the outer border and, I wasn't sure whether I should quilt the appliqué shapes or not.  In the end I decided I would and I am glad that I did as I am really pleased with how they look (apologies for the loose threads everywhere in these photographs). 

Now, I am looking forward to finding time this week to finish quilting the remaining borders and then to get the binding added.

Tidying up all the loose threads and finishing the binding is my favourite part of making a quilt as the whole quilt suddenly seems to come together!

Thank you for visiting and wishing you all a lovely week! 


  1. Hi Christine this quilt is amazing it's so pretty and your FMQ. Is stunning,well done on your beautiful work my friend xx

    1. Thank you Shez! I am really pleased with it and can't wait to get it finished now! Christine xx

  2. Christine, honey, your quilt is extraordinary! Absolutely beautiful! You can send it to my Tx address; I’ll be there soon.

  3. That is so beautiful. All the beautiful quilting on it is amazing. You are so very clever. Your work is so delicate and pretty.

  4. The applique border is just icing on the cake. Your quilting is amazing, and your decision to quilt the applique was a good one - it looks so pretty. I'm with you on the finishing up portion of making a quilt!

  5. Christine, your quilting is perfection--so beautiful. What a lovely project!

  6. Oh, my goodness, Christine! Your quilting is absolutely amazing, and I love the appliqué border. You will soon have this finished!
    Well done you!
    Barbara xx

  7. Liebe Christine,
    das ist ja eine schöne Applikation. Alles passt wunderbar zusammen und Dein Quilting ist echt perfekt. Einfach toll.
    Liebe Grüße

  8. This looks absolutely stunning Christine! The applique border is exactly the finishing touch it needed. And your quilting looks beautiful!

  9. What a great idea appliquing the border. It looks absolutely beautiful and is further enhanced by your clever quilting.


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