Monday, September 2, 2013

Celebrating the Transition from Summer to Fall

To my American friends, Happy Labor Day! Before I head off to a family picnic, I thought I would share my progress so far on my Layers quilt. I hope I'm not boring you all, but it really is the only thing I've worked on this month.

I asked for some suggestions of what to quilt on the side borders. I got some fabulous ideas. I decided on following the "layers" from the center block out, but I didn't know if I should stitch them in a matching taupe or some other color. So I stitched up a sample.

Sample (left to right) darker taupe, orange, navy, matching taupe. I decided on the matching taupe thread that I had been using on the straight line quilting. I felt it would get texture without taking away from the blocks.

It's very overcast today, so I laid the quilt out on my king sized bed (this quilt is queen sized), because the light is better in this room.
I got all of the borders added. Now to continue quilting.

I really like my choice.

The back side of the quilt.

The quilting is more subtle on the back
I have been going through miles of Aurifil thread. Luckily, I've used many different colors so I haven't run out yet. I am pretty low on several of the colors. I guess I've gotta order some more. I really wish one of my local quilt shops would stock the complete range of colors. Only two shops even carry a limited supply of Aurifil and they are both close to 50 miles away!

I'm linking up with Lily's Quilts for Fresh Sewing Day September. Tomorrow linking with A Quilt Story for Fabric Tuesday and Free Motion by the River for Linky Tuesday.

Color Me Quilty!



  1. It looks fantastic. Clearly others had a better idea than I did!

  2. I know how you feel, I buy 60% of my stuff online. So much so the postman knows me by name! The sunshine colours running through your quilt are gorgeous.

  3. Your choice is perfect! I love how the border is coming together. Well, you know, I am just plain ol' in love with your quilt!

  4. Looks so great! The back is as amazing as the front!

  5. Looks incredible! There's nothing around here that sells Aurifil either, bummer!

  6. Love it! Great choices! This is another spectacular quilt.

  7. Gorgeous quilt and my jaw dropped when I scrolled down and got a look at the back. Woop Woop!

  8. What fabulous design & quilting! Love the look of the whole quilt!

    Stopping by through Linky Tuesday.

  9. Oh I love what you are doing! The quilting looks fantastic on those big borders!