Thursday, September 15, 2022

Progress Being Made

I've had my nose to the grindstone so far this week.  Here's what I've gotten done or made further progress.

After finding this top I was able to get borders on all sides.  The side borders are the same size as the center sashing.  The top and bottom borders are the same size as the strings in the Roman Stripes blocks. I'd love to get this quilted in the next two weeks but I don't think I have backing fabric. And none of my new backings would work. 

I decided to add a small border on the top and bottom of Picket Stars. You can read about my thoughts and how it looked before the little borders here. I tried something bigger but it took away from the stars.  So this one is also ready to go to the quilt closet.  Yep, no backing for this one either. (Although I could use the turquoise one I showed last week but that means the top I planned to use it for won't get done. Sigh.)

Here's what I've gotten done on the Card Challenge. Doesn't it look weird? 
Every evening I get some of the hand stitching done.  It needs to be finished and turned in Wed, 9/21. Hopefully I'll get all the flowers on, stitch the old linen on to a fabric piece and then quilt and bind the quilt. (Probably by hand. ARGH. Do I really have enough time?) 

This is what it might look like.  Maybe I'll put a few more little yellow flowers in the mix.  After I turn it in I'll post about the finish. It will be hanging in the Virginia Star Quilter's booth at the Virginia State Fair from Sept 23 until Oct 2. (Pat and I will be working the both the evening of Oct 1.) 

Here are the parties I'm linking up to.  Enjoy spending some time surfing lots of quilting blogs and getting all sorts of new ideas. 

Have a great weekend. 

Happy Quilting All!  Bonnie 


  1. How clever to add appliqué to the linen piece with the pretty lace. The borders on the Picket Stars looks great - just the right touch to highlight the stars.

  2. I think a lot of us seem to get some handwork done in the evening - it is a great way to unwind.

  3. Beautiful string blocks, Bonnie and I love those interesting Picket stars...they look difficult to me. You are doing a great job with that applique piece...definitely looking like the picture. Happy Stitching!

  4. I love your Picket Stars! The colors and the top/bottom borders - very nice. That is a pretty linen piece - I don't think it looks weird at all. It's going to be beautiful.

  5. You got busy!!!! I like those string blocks - a great way to use the strips and big pieces!!!


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