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!

Pat

14 comments:

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

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  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.

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  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!

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

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

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

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

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

    Stopping by through Linky Tuesday.

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

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  10. Your choices are perfect for this quilt! Thanks for sharing.
    Freemotion by the River Linky Party Tuesday

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