Monday, September 7, 2015

Design Wall Monday 9/7/15

Happy Labor Day to all in the U.S. and Canada! I hope you are enjoying the day off and getting lots of time to quilt.

The majority of my quilting time last week was spent on my Tell It to the Stars quilt. This was the 2014 mystery quilt by Judy Laquidara. I had the center of my version all put together last fall, but ran into some problems with the borders and stuck it away in a box. It's time to get those borders finished and this quilt top done!

I decided to change the pieced border a little bit from Judy's design (you can see her finished version HERE.) I reduced the number of blocks that needed to be pieced for the border and also added a pieced corner square to that border. After the pieced border, there will be a narrow border of the background, and a final wide border. 

My biggest problem on this quilt right now (besides pinning and stitching all those endless border seams!) is that I don't have a fabric for the final border. I went to three different quilt shops on Saturday looking for a Southwest type print, but none of them had anything. I have found some possibilities on-line, but would much rather see the fabric in person to be sure I like the colors and scale of the print. The search continues...

I am linking up to Design Wall Monday at Patchwork Times and to Monday Making at Love Laugh Quilt. Check them both out for lots of amazing quilting inspiration!

Julie in GA


  1. That's going to be beautiful Julie! I'm the same way about buying fabrics online. Someday that may be our only option, but while the shops are still here, I much prefer to support them - and touch and feel and see it before I buy!

  2. This is gorgeous! I had to chuckle a bit as mine is folded neatly in the box with the borders ready to be added. I've been thinking of pulling it out and getting it finished. But thinking is all I have done about it. Good luck finding what you want for your border.

  3. Great job on the border switch out. I like your added corner square -- it looks like it always should have been there. Sometimes it is so hard to find the last important border for a quilt. You need to take a trip to Arizona or New Mexico. I bet you could find something there! Good luck.

  4. I love when quilters make a pattern their own - looking super! I invite you to come on over to WIPs Be Gone and link up this lovely.

  5. You've made a lot of progress. Good luck finding just the right border print. It is hard to do if you have to order on line.


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