Sometimes it just needs a border

I’ve got a bajillion deadlines coming up with all the classes I’m teaching in the fall so I’m working my butt off to get my samples done before previews. Yesterday I spent the day at Scrap and Sew putting the finishing touches on my lonestar quilt. Tess looked at it along with a few others and said it really needed a border. I agreed but didn’t think I’d have time to put one on. We worked together and added the piano key border yesterday and then I quilted it on a Pfaff P3 Powerquilter using some fun Signature pastel variegated thread.   Because I’m not used to the feel of the longarm I ended up just keeping it simple with loop de loops.

Lone star

 

I love the lime green coordinating solid I chose for my binding! I still need to make the label but I haven’t decided on a name for the quilt yet so it’ll have to come later. The blue polkadot backing fabric was a fun choice too. I think it works really well with the theme of the quilt.

Binding

Lone star

Lone star

 

I’ve got lots of hand stitching to do during my lunch breaks at work! I got a bit done while watching the Breaking Bad premiere last night. The corgis really wanted to break it in and were sad I didn’t let them on it.

Melt and blend fish

 

Second attempt at the tropical fish is going much better! I’m experimenting with a few different techniques to get color in tight areas and having better success this time around. It’s been fun playing with some new colors. This sample should be done this week I think if everything goes well.

Corgi quilt

 

My corgi quilt looks so cute on display at GiGi’s fabrics! I really do think I’m gonna have to do another one just in case this one goes traveling.

Basil puppy chewing a bone

 

It’s Monday so I thought I’d make everyone smile with some puppy Basil photos.

Comments

  1. The border and binding are perfect for the Lonestar!

  2. Hi Katie, i think the loop da loops are great on this quilt. It suits perfectly, and anything more complicated would not have looked as good. There is plenty going on in this quilt without fussy quilting.

    It looks great. I would not have been brave enough to use the pink for the background and would have choosen an off white, white – but clearly I am not as bold and outgoing. Love it! Lauren

  3. I love the border you added. I would never have thought of it, but it looks just perfect.

  4. Yes, I am a bit behind on posts but for a minute there I thought you got a new baby and was like, “WHAT????? How did I miss that and why didn’t she send me pics???” LOL! The quilt is gorgeous and the border is perfect! I hear you on the deadlines. I think I’m out speaking places more than I’m home in September/October. Sigh…. Hugs friend!

  5. It did need a border and the piano key was an excellent choice with all the colors of the star. I love the way it cme out I’m sure you’ll have success teaching it. I so admire your enthusiasm about teaching, your students are relly lucky and you’re always offering the most fun classes! We really need to move to Florida! The fish look amazing!

  6. It did need a border and the piano key was an excellent choice with all the colors of the star. I love the way it cme out I’m sure you’ll have success teaching it. I so admire your enthusiasm about teaching, your students are relly lucky and you’re always offering the most fun classes! We really need to move to Florida! The fish look amazing! Baby Basil is so adorable! :)))) His hair looks so different now!:)