Wednesday, September 12, 2018

The Borders Quilt......quilt along....

Welcome to the first round of The Border Quilt by Patterns by can find the pattern here on her Etsy shop or to find more information on the quilt along--you can go to her blog here.

I was so excited when Jen let me know I was going to be a part of her Borders Quilt quilt along!!
All kinds of questions went through my mind--what colors should I use, how many borders
should I add, what will I talk about??
Then I turned away from the computer and my gaze landed upon this quilt I made a few years ago at a retreat with Eyta Sitar as the teacher. Inspiration!! I had so much fun just using random colors pulled from the suitcase of fabric I had brought along to use.

So here you go--the Borders Quilt is right here in this gray tote!! I have been collecting  various size cuts of bright, colorful, modernish fabrics and storing them here under my ironing table for a few years--and now is the time to use them!! No planning just random mix and match using the fabric that speaks to me on the day!!

Now if you are more the planning type sewist--go check out Jen's blog here where she has so generously provided a fabric planning for you to download.

Over the summer, Jen has been interviewing the bloggers that will be a part of her quilt along. Brilliant solution to her problem of fabric not arriving as scheduled.
You can find the interview she did with me here.

So here it center for the Borders Quilt. Since I am going to be going randomly scrappy with the Borders Quilt, my thought is to keep the center simple. This word fabric from Art Gallery was just the right one!!

Stay tuned for what might inspire the next round!! And check out all the other bloggers participating.

 Vicki - My Creative Corner3 
Becca - Pretty Piney
 Joanne - Quilts By Joanne
 Marija - Mara Quilt Designs
 Alison - Little Bunny Quilts
 Stephanie - Quilt'n' Party
 Daphne - Daphne Greig


Barb said...

I love your sewing room....the sew along sounds fun.

Jen Shaffer said...

Oh my gosh, I'm excited to see where that tote leads! The center piece is a great start to what I'm sure will be an amazing quilt. Thank you for joining!