Sunday, February 22, 2009

Well...

Was it worth me fussing over it another week?? It took a bit of work to turn those different size scraps into a border and I had to really scrounge around in my stash to find bits and pieces that would work with the fabrics in the quilt but it's done now.

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The final size is 62 x 74.


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63 comments:

Beth said...

Oh I think it was certainly worth it! That pieced border is perfect :)

Great job!!!

LizA. said...

You may have struggled with this one, but it was definitely worth it. I LOVE it! Great job.

Sue H said...

Absolutely worth it! The border gives this quilt "WOW" status. Love it.

Nancy said...

It looks GREAT, even better than before. I am impressed at your ability to use every bit of fabric that you had left. Kudos!

karenfae said...

I love it!! terrific colors - someone is going to have a big smile on their face when they receive it - or is it for you?
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Yes, yes, yes it was worth it! That is exactly what I envisioned when you asked what to do with the border! It turned out just beautiful! I'm sure it was a lot of extra work (and buying more fabric).

Karen said...

Mary, It's absolutely gorgeous. But then I'm crazy about blue, especially these brights. I've got some pre-cut kaleidoscope pieces and you've given me inspiration to do something with them.

Suzanne Earley said...

oh, yum!

totally worth it!

jovaliquilts said...

Yes, it was worth it! It's a wonderful quilt!

Christina said...

It looks wonderful.

Ann J said...

More than worth it - it is really lovely!!......Luv AJ

Vicki W said...

Yes! It looks great!

GailM. said...

Oh, I love the way it turned out. The dark bacgrounds behind the sideways blue blocks really set it off... and I love, love, love the border...

a.simple.life said...

It is stunning! Love the colors and I think the border echoes the blocks so creatively.

Missy Ann said...

Oh yes it was worth it! I love it. :) Great work.

MichelleB said...

And it looks great! I love it.

Anonymous said...

My kind of quilt! I think it looks terrific. Bravo to you.

Debbie

julieQ said...

Yes! Worth every second! Gorgeous!

Susan D said...

I just love that border! Very creative. Any rhyme or system there or did you just keep those pieces odd shaped on purpose?

Laurie said...

AWESOME!!! I love it! Do you have the dark blue to bind it in? That would frame it out!
Laurie

Stephanie D. said...

If it needs a home--I can be an adoptive parent! I LOVE this quilt!

Anonymous said...

Fantastic looking quilt ... definitely worth the extra time/effort ... it shows! Kudos to the quilter!

Flatlander (Linda)

mau said...

How lovely...just lovely indeed. It must've been some work just to get the colors just right on the border.

Anonymous said...

I like it! I wouldn't mind adopting it, it would look fab in my bedroom (mentally trotting off to the stash or fabric store for similar colors...) ;-)

Quiltin' LibraryLady said...

I LIKE it!! The extra work was worth it.

Kelly Ann said...

perfect.

Nichole said...

Looks great! I always feel a sense of accomplishment from squeezing something out of my scraps. I love using up every last piece of certain fabrics. I think this was worth the effort of the pieced border!

YankeeQuilter said...

So glad you went forward with the pieced border! Really fun!

Vicky said...

It looks great, Mary. Good finish!

Lynne in NY said...

Wowie Zowie! What a gift you have for making found/srounged pieces look so perfectly planned. The dark background and the pieced border make the blocks sing.

Carol said...

Well worth it! Looks great!

Joanne said...

I love it -- the border came out great. Nice job!
Have a great trip.

Infinity Quilter said...

I love it! Do you need my snail mail address so you can send it to me? ;0)

gquilts said...

Mary that is just gorgeous!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE the border you did - whoever gets that quilt is going to just love it to pieces .. well i hope not literally LOL .. but you know what i mean

hugs n great job!!!

G'G'ma said...

Ditto to everything that has already been said!!!!!!

jan said...

Hey Mary,
I stand corrected, the border really makes this quilt ZING. Gorgeous once again girl. lol janet in UK

Linda said...

This is absolutely beautiful! What a great job you did--and it was well worth it, wasn't it? Sure it was. Have a happy.
Lurking Linda

Vicky F said...

Hi Mary,
It looks like it's unanimous. YES the border was worth the pain!

The border really ties the quilt together.
Vicky F

Melinda said...

I think it was worth it. The finished quilt with border is wonderful.

Anonymous said...

oh my gosh! it was sooo worth it! it's gorgeous!

ursula

heather fish said...

Oh, I've changed my mind... I like the border a LOT!

bingo~bonnie said...

OH Mary! It's perfect! :) I l♥ve how the blocks look to have been tossed out among the black background.

This would be a good colorway for a teenaged boy. ;) I'm sure who ever ends up with it will love it.

Love from Texas! ~bonnie

Ruth's Place said...

It is awesome!!

Clare said...

I lvoe the colours in this quilt. The border is great.

MicB said...

Perfect...perfectly beautiful!!!
Love the border, well worth it.

The Calico Cat said...

Perfect!

♪♪Melody♪♪ and Puddin said...

well, it turned out beautiful. No need for that inner thin border with the setting like that.

Lindsey said...

soooo lovely. you always do such beautiful work....yes it was worth it!

mamaspark said...

Totally worth it! I really love this one.

Julia said...

Absolutely delicious!!! I love it! The border is perfect!

Anonymous said...

The blue and purply quilt is beautiful. It was worth the trouble. The border sets it off nicely. Great job. Patti D.

Louise said...

That is one pretty quilt!!!!

Nanci said...

Well Mary, by the responses, when you quilt girl, you get the followers out in droves.
I love the finished look of this quilt. It should be called "midnight blue" after the song.
Excellent on the border, it just finishes it.

Lori said...

Well worth the wait. Great choose, I love it

Lori in South Dakota said...

the borders are perfect!

Sølvi's blog said...

a really beauty!

Tanya said...

I love it!! The colors are so wonderful!! Great job with the border too!

Jeanne said...

Isn't it amazing how such a beautiful quilt can be made with scraps leftover from other projects! The border is perfect, Mary, well worth the time it took. Nice work, as always.

Linda said...

Now that is fantastic!! LOVE IT!!

Cherie said...

It was worth every minute! The quilt is breathtaking!

Anonymous said...

Just surfing through and ...
OMG! What a thing of beauty!

Janey
janeyknitting AT yahoo DOT ca

Passionate Quilter said...

wow--that border looks awesome! And yes, it definitely was worth your time on this quilt. Have a great time on your trip!

Andrew said...

Amazing photos..


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