I know that everyone who has been following this blog is just as excited as I am to see Marianne's finished quilt top.
Although she had purchased a fabric for the borders while we were in Wellsboro, PA for the quilt workshop.....once she had sewn together all of her completed blocks to form the quilt center, she realized that she wasn't as happy with her previously chosen border fabric as she thought she would be.....which meant.....another trip to a fabric shop!!!!!
This photo shows her placing a few of her blocks next to her new choice....a blue star print by Moda Fabrics.
Here's the center of her quilt with all blocks sewn together.....
The next picture shows the quilt top BEFORE the blue border has been sewn on.....
Now look at it with the border attached.....you will notice that there is a blue narrow border, than an additional border consisting of hourglass blocks, then the last narrow blue border.
A close-up of the top of the bed....
In case you are wondering....this is a Queen size bed quilt!!!
Now all that is left to do is actually quilt it. Marianne is using the same blue border fabric to back her quilt. She is now deciding whether she wants to attempt to quilt it herself or take it to a longarm quilter. :)
I'm still working on my own version of this quilt top! LOL Marianne is FAST!!!!!! I'm no where near completion or unveiling time. :) Of course, if and when I get there, I will certainly share it with all of you.
Congratulations Marianne....it's BEAUTIFUL....and you have successfully put me to shame and stirred up a tad bit of envy and jealousy!!! LOLOLOLOL
UUUmmmmm....you know, Christmas is just around the corner....and I happen to have a queen size bed also!! (hint....hint....hint....hint) :) :) :) :) :)