Monday, February 11, 2008

Bargello Borders

Yes, I am still working on the Bargello from Super Bowl Sunday! I wonder, will this top never end???? I have been having a great time working on it, really. Today, I added all the narrow green borders all around the quilt and decided what to do for the next border. I pulled out my 4 inch strip bucket and literally just used anything that wasn't already in the quilt. I joined the pieces with 45 degree angles and I'm adding them around the outside for the second border. I will finish the last border repeating the 2 inch green strip all around. Then, I'll call it Bargello Done!

I also worked on the Heart to Heart quilt for my Dear Niece. I got 7 of the 16 blocks completely quilted, so I'm feeling really good about that. The only problem? My wrist is hurting a bit, so I think I'll lay off the handquilting and sew on the machine for a while....maybe I'll keep on that Bargello and finish the top bit by bit!

It's warm and raining here and I'm certainly not an outdoor person, so I'm grateful for a dry house, warm food, great family and quilting!

Happy Quilting Friends!


Julia said...

I really love that border done with the strips and 45 degree angles. That is perfect for a scrappy quilt.

Cheryl said...

The bargello is looking great. I believe that it is better to work slowly than have another UFO to have to figure out in a couple of years where all the pieces are.

Elaine Adair said...

Your colors are so warm and friendly like - they all blend together well. It's turned out so nice and the border is even bttter. Great job!

Sheri said...

Wow! that is gorgous. Love the border too.

Knot Garden said...

Wow, that quilt is beautiful. The border is perfect for it. I also really love the Baby Strings quilt from one of your previous posts.
You have a great eye for colour.
Thanks for visiting my blog and for your nice comment:)

Libby said...

Wow - it looks great. I really like that green you have chosen for the borders.

Marcie said...

Nice progress! It looks great!

Wendy said...

That's one spectacular quilt, I love the border too.

Keep warm.

FabricMom said...

Wow, you whipped that up quick. I love it and the border. One day I will make one of those.