My quilting thoughts and inspirations sprinkled with a glimpse of life down on the farm

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Progress - it's a flimsy!

I've been really disciplined this week and am pleased to announce that I now have a flimsy :-)
This was the last round for our Tuesday Medallion Mystery (that I'm doing with The Country Yard), There were, of course, several rules for it, I think I've met them! I went for this foundation pieced border.....
The last side of the border - pieces ready to join - yaay!
The borders were quite a size!
Silly shot of the day, dancing borders.
Adjustments needed - off with the 1" border from the last round, and on with a
wider border - not sure if that's legal or not, but it's done now!
Foundation pieces all joined and edge stitched. I took the papers out, up to an inch
from  the curved edge - to maintain stability of the biased edges.
(Time to vacuum the floor!!)
Sewing on a bias strip which will act as piping. Flip the bias strip to the back and
press and baste in place.
Lie the top on the floor, check it's square and pin it down.
(At this stage I thought it looked quite ok like it was and wondered why I needed
the last border!)
Lie the last border on top (which was joined like a picture frame, I forgot to take
 a photo of that stage).
Measure, adjust, pin, re-measure, re-adjust, re-pin (and so on) until it's all square
and sitting straight.
Stitch in the ditch of piping to attach last border to quilt top.
Completed top, another one to add to the quilting pile :-)
I really didn't know if this border was going to work or not — after I sewed it on and pinned it up on the wall, I didn't (couldn't!) look at it for about 5 minutes. I hoped I would get a 'yes' moment when I finally did look at the full top - phew, I am happy with it...and pleased it is done, it was a really fun project to do. I'd love to get straight into the quilting but there are a few other projects I really need to get on with first....sigh!

For now I need to get the vacuum cleaner out as my Palace floor is a bit of a mess... a bit of other housework wouldn't go amiss either...!
Thank you for visiting, 
happy creating,

47 comments:

Terry said...

It's beautiful!! :0)

KERYN B said...

Your quilt is absolutely gorgeous love the piping and border..well done.

Lesley said...

Absolutely stunning! Thanks for sharing all the steps of attaching the border. I've never seen a quilt with such a striking border. Well done!

Daisy Jayne said...

wow someone has been busy ...... just gorgeous

Jacqueline said...

Love this.. would be afraid to tackle it, but love it. So glad to read measure, pin, adjust, re-measure, pin adjust. That is my life story when it comes to my piecing, especially the borders.

Rosemary Dickinson said...

Your quilt is beautiful! Unbelievable! Bet you're glad that's finished!!

Janet O. said...

Incredible! That border takes it to a whole new level!

canuckquilter said...

Wow Raewyn! It looked great before that lst border, but now it's fabulous. Thanks for sharing how you made it. Filing that away for some distant future project...

Katie said...

Without the border it’s really nice. With the border it’s spectacular!! :-)

shez said...

wow Raewyn your work is amazing ,well done my friend xx

Barbara said...

A great finish Raewyn. I love your completed top. The final border certainly makes the top 'sing'

Béa said...

Spectacular quilt and border XXX

margaret said...

what a great quilt, I love the curved FPPing the whole quilt is pretty spectacular you must be thrilled with it and I know you will quilt it beautifully

Sue said...

That quilt is a work of Art, the wiggly border is really good. You should be very pleased with your effort, I know I would be if I ever managed to produce something so beautiful. How are those beautiful twins of yours?

Lin said...

It looks fantastic and the final border is brilliant! Love the dancing border strips too. xx

Marguerite said...

Wauw...

Sew Quilt Designs said...

Such a lot of work in that border! Your quilt is lovely :)

Susan said...

That last photo shows why it needed the final border. It finishes the quilt off perfectly.

Leeanne said...

A stunner! I hope it doesn't 'rest' too long in the flimsy pile! These quilt tops are known to like long rests!

KaHolly said...

I applaud you! It's gorgeous! And I know it took discipline to get through all the sewing for that incredible border. This is where you get to stand up and take a bow! XO

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Stunning xxx

Kerry said...

So Stunning Raewyn what a very creative lady you are!!! The border finishes off your quilt. Not sure if I will get mine finished this month ....big sigh.
Hugs xxxx

Lara B. said...

Raewyn, the medallion quilt looked beautiful before the last border, but now it is over the top amazingly gorgeous! I have no idea how you accomplished such a perfect curvy border! It's just super great quilting and you should be very, very proud of your work!

gretchenscorner said...

WOW! That border is simply awesome. I'm not quite sure yet how you did the bias piping, I'll have to think that one over for awhile. Every single part is lovely and you could have stopped at any point and have had a beautiful quilt but the border was the final touch. This is a truly wonderful quilt.

C. Heinrichs Good Earth Quilting said...

Raywyn, this is looking so beautiful, what a lot of work you've done here with all those little paper peicing bit, wow!

Joanne said...

Very impressive!

Karen H said...

Raewyn, I hope you finally did look at it because it is amazing! I love the piping that you added. The border is absolutely awesome!

Reconstructed Fabulousness said...

Woah ~ disciplined would be an understatement ~ what a massive achievement and love the borders hanging on the clothesline ~ you should be as pleased as punch with yourself after that effort :-)

sunny said...

Wow - what a fantastic border! I would never have the patience to finish that. You're my hero!!

Marlene said...

That piping and border lift this quilt to a whole new level. Absolutely stunning. I had a chuckle at the dancing strips on the line. Great to see the process (and the hard work) of making the border-and so worth the end result.

Fiona said...

how clever you are... I love the end result and that way of adding the border with the piping is perfect...
Hugz

Noela said...

Beautiful quilt top. Hugs......

Julie said...

Gosh Raewyn what an achievement ... that is just stunning, you must be so proud & relieved it is all done. Apart from the quilting of course. Dont forget to show us all when it is all finished, will be just beautiful.

kiwikid said...

That is amazing Raewyn...well done!!! So much work in that last border and it looks fantastic!
Can't wait to see it quilted.

marina said...

wow what a fantastic finishing touch to the top. It looks fabulous, Well done!!

Wendy said...

Beautiful!!!

Kerryn said...

Wow Wow Wow!!!Absolutely stunning, clever lady.

Anita : Shabby Quilt said...

Congratulations on a lovely quilt. Well done.

Linda in Calif. said...

Yikes! That looks like so much work. I do hope you enjoyed it. It certainly makes the quilt amazing.

Cheryll said...

Arrrhh housework can wait... its much more fun playing with your gorgeous flimsy...
Hugs xox

Diane Sloan said...

So effective..it looks great!

Sharon @ OSEWDIVINE said...

What a great finish to a lovely medallion quilt.

Rose Marie said...

Wow .... wow .... wow!

Doniene said...

ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS!!!! You do such beautiful creative work!! Always an inspiration to many!!! You know me and paper!!! LOL I think I've only done the one paper pieced block that you taught me!!!

Blessings and hugs!

Sisbabestitches said...

When I saw you playing with the spiky border in another post I thought it was genius. And now on the quilt, I was so right, wow! And clearly those borders are pretty happy too, with all that dancing about the place! So glad you like the top too, lol Vacuuming scrappy threads and bits is so much more fun than invisible dirt :)

Wendy said...

Wow, your border is amazing and has added to an already beautiful quilt!

Allie-oops Designs said...

Oh my gosh I just dropped my jaw on the floor - that is so so so gorgeous!!!! I'm in absolute awe!