Wednesday, January 14, 2015

If you've followed this blog long you may recognize these blocks.
I've worked on these very now and then the last year or so.  I love the fabric but am not used to working with such matchy fabrics. These are from 2 lines. (the same 2 I used for Basket of Blessings on Monday's post)
Getting organized to send a box off to meet me in NC. Cannot run out of projects! (Bonnie told me she would NOT let that happen!!) 
Here's the border of Benjamin Biggs. I'll add the three leaf flower after appliqueing the swags down. 

I'll start with these two sides, then do the math for the other two sides and configure the corners. It was a little tricky. I may end up trimming it up so there isn't so much dead space outside of the swags, but will plan on the 10" for now.

Thank you all for your super wonderful positive comments on my Basket of Blessings quilt. I'm overwhelmed at all your encouraging words. Thank you! Thank you!

25 comments:

  1. Have fun with Bonnie!! I wish I could be there! I hope to see pictures.

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  2. Love your birds in the air blocks!!! It is nice to see your BB borders. I'm plugging along on my blocks. I'm doing the whole quilt, so it'll be a while for me!!

    blessings and hugs!

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  3. Your swag borders are very pretty. A lot of stitching to do but worth the effort.

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  4. Would love to join you with Bonnie. Have fun!

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  5. O.K. How do you accomplish so much??? Have fun in NC.

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  6. Pretty, pretty blocks, and the swags look great! If you need more projects to work on, I have a few that could use some attention! :)

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  7. Love your blocks !! And the 2 borders of your BB are really amazing !! What a awesome appliqué !!
    Great job....Have fun with Bonnie !! ;)

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  8. Those blocks don't appear to be matchy-matchy from this side of the computer screen. : ) I really like them.
    I can't imagine you running out of projects while quilting with the scrap quilt queen.
    That beautiful swag border looks like it takes way too much brain power to me. Glad it is you figuring it out!

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  9. Oh, the FUN you will have with Bonnie at Quiltvilla! Wishing you and your projects safe travel as you jet across the USA. Give her an extra Hug for me.

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  10. Have a wonderful time with Bonnie.

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  11. Have fun in NC! I know you will and will get even more inspired to sew and quilt - it that is even possible.

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  12. you have given me an idea! lol....how do you attach your applique?

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  13. There's something timeless about a swag border. Love what you've worked up. Have fun on your retreat.

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  14. Wow - your border swag is coming along beautifully! I can imagine it is tricky customising to suit but yours will be wonderful :)

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  15. Have a wonderful trip and don't get so busy stitching that you forget to have fun! (Not that it's likely though.) Safe travels to you!

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  16. Dear Lori,
    the borders will come out great, love the swags and applique in them.
    I love the colors or the other little blocks. They look great together.
    Greetings,
    Sylvia

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  17. Love those block! The BB borders look beautiful. I hope you have a wonderful trip to N Carolina!

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  18. Lovely projects, great to see someone working on the border of the BB, your applique is beautiful, did they publish the borders already, did I miss that?

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  19. No need for dead space corners! Once you get all four sides sewn on, construct a swag corner to fill whatever space you need to fill and connect the swags in the top and bottom. Have a super time with Bonnie, how could you not????

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  20. Love those appliqued borders, especially the swags. Such an antique look to them. It's always good to have plenty of stitching to do!

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  21. Have Fun!! those swag borders look awesome

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  22. oh, & I am most likely a no reply bloger. it will likely stay that way do to my needing to share my post to Google+ directly. What a screw up they have made this whole thing! Quiltville@gmail.com

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  23. Love the swag!!! It looks so perfect.
    You know Bonnie would never let you run out of projects. ;) Have fun.

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  24. The more I make of those little rosebuds the more I dread making another. I think I need to experiment with a different method. I use back basting. What is your preferred method for appliqueing them?

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