Friday, March 18, 2011

DWM--Vernal Equinox!

First things first: go to this blog and vote for Judy for “Best Author” in the 2011 Golden Quilter Awards--
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Welcome to Spring! It's official no matter what the weather's like where you are, yesterday at 4:20 PDT, spring officially began. And here's Henreitta Whiskers pulling her cart full of yummy acorns on a windy, spring day on Acorn Lane. This is the 3rd block in Bunny Hill Designs BOM and I'm loving the hand applique, embroidery and embellishments that make these blocks (by Anne Sutton) so charming.

I've also been working on the borders for the Civil War quilt I'm making my husband. I took your advice from last week's post, and will be appliqueing the 150 leaves in an alternate pattern along the vines on the borders. Thanks for your almost unanimous vote!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Borders on my Design Wall

So, which do you like better for the vine and leaf borders
for the Civil War quilt I'm making for my husband: leaves adjacent to each other like the sample on the left or alternating like the ones on the right?
You're seeing the vine just pinned up there and paper leaves, also pinned, but you get the idea. I'm planning on hand appliqueing 150 leaves around the border to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the historic conflict using at least 50 different fabrics. It's truly a labor of love and I'm really enjoying making it!

Check out what everyone else has on their design walls on Judy's blog!