Friday, September 3, 2010

Kashmir...

I just now finished the quilt top.
And, I am in love with it.
Totally.
I'll have to make one for me.
For sure.
Someday.

This is the quilt I am making
for my coworker's sister, Carole,
who has pancreatic cancer.
Right now, it measures 66 inches square.
(it'll shrink some each way with washing/drying)
 
I am right on schedule.
Though, changing my mind about
the borders almost did me in.
I love these floating squares borders,
but there's a lot more to making them than
just adding widths of fabric for borders.
You know?
I think they add so much more to the quilt, though.
I did the same type of border 
on me Mum's Iced Mocha quilt.
See it here.

Now, all I need to do is sew two
pieces of fabric together to make the backing

and I'll be ready to sandwich/baste/quilt!
I'll have that done by the end of the weekend.

Oops, almost forgot...here's a closeup
of the sashing.  Isn't it pretty?


I need to give this a good pressing
before I do anything else with it.
That's all for tonight, though.



Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might. - Ecclesiastes 9:10

10 comments:

Farm Girl said...

Oh it is so gorgeous!! When you first got that stack of Kashmir I admit I thought it was nice but it just didn't grab me. But wow it looks so incredible in that quilt. I love, love those borders. The creme color you used looks wonderful too.
You do such a very nice job on your quilts.
Have a lovely weekend.

Dog Trot Farm said...

Very pretty, I am so impressed with your accomplishments. I am sure your co-worker's sister will just love it. I hope she is doing well.

Pokey said...

It is looking really neat, Jacque! I like the floating squares, too. I clicked to enlarge and could see the details in your background, it sure adds a great texture to the finish. Sending prayers for your friend, too. pokey

Anonymous said...

Wow that turned out great!!! Is the sashing the material you used on Tony & Mercatie's pillows? I love that material! Love, Joyce

Gail said...

Stunning quilt and your heart is certainly in the right place.

WoolenSails said...

That is a beautiful piece and those border really came out beautifully.

Debbie

moosecraft said...

Absolutely LOVE it!!! And, Carol with love it too! I've always liked the Kashmir colors... but you pieced them together is such a great design! Bravo! Have a great weekend!

Joanne said...

Jacque - this is definitely a beauty! Make yours NOW or you never will! Love the floating borders! It really adds an uniqueness to the piece! She is going to just love being curled up in this quilt!

Why Not Sew? said...

Jacque this is just beautiful. I love the border too. It does add so much to the quilt. Everytime you mention this fabric the Led Zepplin song starts playing in my mind.LOL!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Jacque ~
LOVE the border. What a wonderful gift.
Hugs :)
Lauren

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