Sunday, April 2, 2017

IN WHICH WE ROUND THE FOURTH LAP TO FINISH THE BORDER ON SWEET SURRENDER!


All my quilts take a long time to make but this one was frustrating with so much work and time put into making the diamonds and triangles.  I love applique so that part has been a pleasure.

I have been rethinking the binding.  My current thinking is based on an idea from another quilt I made where the fabric in the applique was used in the border.  My plan would create the same multicolored striped effect as in the sample below:


  All three of the narrow borders are made from 1.5 inch squares.  This might be effective as binding.  It is not hard to make: sew long strips of 1.5 inch fabrics together until you have one large striped pieced and then cut 1.5 in the other direction if you see what I mean.

My eye continues to heal nicely and the pure color seen in my right eye is spectacular to behold.  Left eye gets a re-hab on April 12.  This is a nice time of the year to get new eyes are spring has arrived with all it's spring colors: new-born greens,  yellows of daffodils and forsythia, fuchsia of the redbud trees, pinks of the japonica, and other beautiful easter colors.


AND NOW .........
YOUR MOMENT OF ZEN!

Since I do not have a lot to say for myself this week, I thought some fun images would be in order.  As we walk through parks or down streets, there are lots of benches to sit on, to rest and look around.  How much better the experience if the benches were like these:


















To delight the eye and the imagination!

HAPPY QUILTING TO YOU UNTIL WE MET AGAIN!


I am linking up with:
Slow Stitching Sunday, Bambi's Blog,
Patchwork Times,  Em's Scrapbag,
Bom's Monday, Esther's Wow, Let's Bee Social,

17 comments:

  1. I didn't realize you were having eye surgery. I'm so pleased to know it went well. I hope your other is as successful.

    Your quilt is beautiful. Did you use bias strips for the swirls on the border or did you cut the shapes, Pam?

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  2. Aaaah, Pam, your Sweet Surrender is just stunning! Your applique work is beautiful -- very lovingly done! Those benches are all such FUN! My husband and I are camp hosts for a campground in our neck of the woods ... I'm thinking those deer antler (or perhaps it was a tree trunk -- either way) benches would be quite fun to have!!

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  3. It's amazing how a quilt top speaks to its maker on how to quilt and bind. Sweet Surrender is so pretty that you can't make a mistake. Glad your eye is doing well.

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  4. Looking gorgeous and I like your binding idea. People can be so imaginative with design - those benches and seats are amazing. I think my favourite is the two hands coming out of the ground! Have a great, colourful week and good luck for the 12th. xx

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  5. The pieced binding sounds pefect!

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  6. You are such a 'patient quilter' !!! this is amazing. I can hardly wait to see what you do with the quilting, too!

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  7. My goodness! I think I'd rather sew the triangles than do all that applique - it's gorgeous!

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  8. 1.5" squares as stripes will make a very cool binding. I'll have to try that sometime.

    Thanks for sharing the arty public benches. I enjoyed those so much I forced my husband to scroll through them, too.

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  9. LOVE that binding idea for this - and WAHOO for the fourth border being on!!! I know that's a huge mile marker. I always drooled so much over the blueware quilt as you made it and shared. I hadn't connected that these were the same maker, so it's fun that you included it on the post. And what a fun share of all the fabulous seatings - yes, we need more creative public spaces like these.

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  10. Every time I see that Sweet Surrender quilt, the colors just make me go wow! My eye really, really likes those combinations. And thanks for sharing the benches! Any out of the box creativity is always fun to view!

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  11. You are doing great with that skinny applique! That sounds like a great binding idea. Glad your eyes are doing better. I would love to have pretty benches like those. The typewriter one is especially nice to look at - not sure how comfortable it would be though.

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  12. I love the border applique on your quilt, so beautiful! I still haven't pieced my triangles but I'll get to them someday. I agree, the best part of this quilt is doing the applique. The benches are all interesting. Have a great day!

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  13. Thanks for linking and the inspiration you give us Show and Tell Monday !! Bambi Hug

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  14. Your border work is Gorgeous - congratulations!

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  15. Your binding idea will look great also with your backing. Do you fold it in half when you go to bring it around the edge?

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  16. What a beautiful quilt! And thanks for the fun benches.

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