What I’m Working On…

I’ve been super busy sewing this week.  I worked a couple half days this week trying to get caught up and little more organized.

Next on my list of things to finish up is my Blue Ridge Beauty(done in red).  The center is all finished….


The outer borders are finished too….


Now all I need to do is attach the inner borders and the outer borders and it’s ready for the quilting machine….oops, I’ll need a backing too.  This has been sitting here for a LONG time.  It’s time for it to get finished.

Do you have a step when making quilts that you just slow down or even stop.  I do…it’s always the borders….I don’t know what it is about borders that I don’t get excited about, but they definitely slow me down.

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15 thoughts on “What I’m Working On…

  1. Deb- VTQuilter

    I love this quilt! It is so pretty with all your different fabrics. I agree with you – borders tend to stop me on the quilt…. I think it is because they are usually so long and a pain to attach. Same with making the backing…

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  2. Laura

    It took me a week to get my borders on my last quilt. If I had just sat down and made my self do it, it would have taken 2 hours. Instead, I dreaded it day after day and felt guilty working on anything else while the quilt without borders sat waiting. Borders slow me down big time!

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  3. Kris

    The borders do it to me, too. I think it’s the bulk and the specter of having to rip out a long seam if I get it wrong. LOVE your red – beautiful!!

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  4. Brenna

    I do really well getting all the blocks done, but slow down when it comes to putting the rows together! Especially if there is sashing involved.

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  5. Debbie B

    Oh, I love your BRB in RED. Awesome! I can’t wait to see the finished quilt. I agree, borders kind of put the brakes on my progress. Maybe it’s something about that big expanse of fabric and what if it doesn’t look right? Oh, well! We march on!

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  6. Sharron

    Hi Jo: This quilt is lovely and will be wonderful once you get the borders on. I also find I love doing the middle of the quilt but hit a brick wall when I get to the borders. I have 3 right now that need the borders put on and, really, I will get to it!

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  7. Maryellen

    I never realized that borders hold me back, too! Wow. I finally cut the blocks for a pieced border on my son’s quilt yesterday. The top’s been done for months. My nephew’s quilt is waiting for borders, too, but I want to do that with him, and now that school’s getting out, we’ll have time. It’s happened to other quilts I was making for me, too. At least I’m not alone in this. I feel better! lol. Thanks!

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  8. Kris S

    Borders get me, too. I think it is the thought of pinning on and sewing those really long seams. That sound pretty lame, but it’s the best i can do.

    I love your quilt. It is turning out so nice. Can’t wait to see it finished.

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  9. Catholic Bibliophagist

    Yeah, borders slow me down too, but I think it’s because I do plain borders. Cutting those long strips seems very hard, and so I procrastinate. (Maybe I should start doing pieced borders?)

    C.B.

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  10. Gari

    This is such a beautiful quilt and your border is great. I don’t have problems with borders but getting a backing ready is what gets my process slowed down.

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