Monday, March 12, 2012

Solar flares and the internet...

Internet has been done a couple times and I found out that a whole region in our area was out because of "solar flares".  My bills are paid, so I am sticking to the solar flare story.

Well, with no internet, I got my first BTCT border complete 100 %.  Here's where I was a couple days ago.

With all the free time I had, I even got the embroidery done for the cherry stems.

I am a bit of a perfectionist, so the wonky stems are driving me a little mad, but I have to keep telling myself that I am reproducing an antique quilt and that is what has been the most fun about this quilt.  There is no rhyme or reason to some of the things that are done on this quilt, so I am just trying to enjoy the whole process. If I corrected everything, then it wouldn't  be a reproduction. 

So...on to the next side. I have a rhythm going and want to keep it up until this quilt top is all done.      


  1. You are sailing through those borders!! I think it looks great.

  2. What a magnificent border! Your cherries, stems, leaves and vines are stunning!
    Congrats on getting so much done!

  3. Right you are, Mimi - the border is looking wonderful and I agree about keeping things pretty true to the original...I am using freezer paper leaves like you - sure makes things go quickly.

    Thanks for stopping by too!

  4. Your work is superb and I love the way it's looking! It's the same type of border applique in a way that I have imagined for my Susan Branch Log Cabin quilt in the making but I haven't gotten that far yet, just in the thinking stages. It's a rather large quilt and if I add an applique border it's going to take time and work, but I think the quilt is well worth it...I just need to get started. ;D

  5. This looks great with the scrappy backgrounds. I prepped the vines for the border this weekend, keep posting progress to keep me motivated!

  6. I don't see any wonky stems from here! Seriously though, the borders are looking really lovely. Hugs and take care, Gail



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