14 October 2019

15 Minute Challenge Side Border Nearly There

I managed 7 out of 7 this week.  The 2nd side border is nearly finished there are just flower centres to go.  I needed a bit of motivation this week as it has been a bit of hard slog stitching over the past couple of weeks so I pinned the borders and quilt up on my cupboards in my sewing room just to see how it was coming together.

I'm thinking I will trim them down to 10" finished instead of 12".  I'm undecided about the top and bottom borders, the illustration for the borders is based on 10" width so that I could fit them on an A4 sheet when printed.

It got me motivated enough and I have transferred most of the top border onto the fabric and all of the bottom border ready to start stitching.   I want the cluster of flowers to be centred and the books to be on the corner, so I will get the centre spray stitched then work out the position of the books once I am ready to put it together.

I'm also thinking of next years quilt and I've seen some appliqué quilts I like the look of on instagram this one has a white background.  I've done grey's and now black I think I'm going for a nice fresh white this time will give me something new to focus on.  Where do you get your inspiration, I usually see a quilt that I like the overall look and feel.  How the background and colours work together then try and do something that has a similar combination with my spin.

I have another sewing retreat planned at the beginning of November can't wait, I have to leave a day early as I have a Specialist appointment on the Tuesday afternoon but I think the 4 night will allow me to have a bit of a recharge with the girls and get lots of stitching done.

Have you managed some stitching every day this week.  Head to Kate's to see how everyone is getting on with the challenge.

1 comment:

Kate said...

Love how this quilt is coming together. The black really makes those colors just pop. Inspiration can come from anywhere, my last burst was based on a quilt I saw in a quilt magazine. I've got my own version designed now. Don't know if I'll ever make it, but it was fun to exercise that muscle. Congrats on all the sewing time. Enjoy the retreat, I'm a bit jealous. I may need to schedule my own solo retreat soon! I could use the stress release.