Wednesday, November 19, 2008

A Little Custom Quilting

Something a little different for me last night.....I started with a beadboard border,



then a tropical leaf border which I traced the leaves on and then connected them. The light green border, I don't know the name of that pattern.....I have a small stencil of it, but I did this freehand.




A 4-petal flower in each block and a leaf design in the sashing.



I wonder if I need to add something in the little 1/2 inch border around the blocks???

7 comments:

Christina said...

I think this posts answers the question at the end of my last post http://patchesquiltworks.blogspot.com/

Very beautiful!

scraphappy said...

It is a beautiful combination of designs. I like the freehand tropical leaves.

Delighted Hands said...

The area is narrow enough to get away without quilting-a nice rest for the eye, right?!

GARI said...

I wouldn't quilt in the small borders but I probably would SID around them, especially if the backing is a solid where the quilting will show.

Randi said...

Ruthie, that looks awesome!

Silverthimble said...

This is a gorgeous quilt! I recognize the pattern as 4 Patch Stacked Posies. I have made several of these quilts but have been left wondering how to quilt them. Your quilting definitely enhances this quilt. If I understand your post correctly, you quilt the borders first? And then work your way to the blocks after doing the border?

Ruthie said...

I am doing the borders first in the quiltable area, and then the blocks. Then I advance and repeat that process.