Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Finished (and started!)

Hooray! I have finished quilting the Baltimore 9-patch! Tonight I am seeing the lovely friends who advised me that I needed an appliqued border, so I hope they approve of me completely ignoring their opinions!

I must admit, I'm pleased with it, and I think the plain borders throw the eye into the central busy part quite successfully. In any event, it's finished! (What a lovely word that is!)

Here are a couple of close-ups of the feathers round the border. Maybe it was a mistake to make them curve round the corner and meet in the middle (the other option was to go all along each side) but it's too late to worry about that now!

Naturally, I've started another project. After the success of the mystery quilt I completed at Rocheberie Quilters earlier this year, I decided to try another. This time it is a pattern of Bonnie Hunter, which is being published in 'Quiltmaker' magazine. The first instructions were in the July/August edition, and I've not yet completed them despite the fact that the current instructions are now out! This is my progress so far.

Black print and neutral half square triangles.

Gold and neutral half square triangles.
Black, green and neutral triangles waiting to be assembled. I still have a million four-patches to make too. I need to get a move on, as it's a Christmas quilt, and Bonnie suggests that it can be finished by Christmas. Well, I suppose it can if you keep up with the instructions!

7 comments:

Contented Caroline said...

The Baltimore quilt looks fantastic, you've done a great job. I'll see you tomorrow at the Rocheberie meeting.

anne bebbington said...

Your Baltimore quilt would look equally beautiful with or without an applique border - and it's lovely now it's finished

black bear cabin said...

Look at all that beautiful applique work...i bet you are thrilled to finish this one! It looks wonderful!

Gina said...

I'm glad you decided to just quilt the borders. It looks great

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Quirky said...

I can't believe you did all that quilting already! And it looks fantastic!

Andrea said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous - who needs applique borders ? lol xx

sewkalico said...

Your Baltimore looks gorgeous and I am so curious about the new mystery, I was so tempted to do it, but left it too late to get on board.