Monday, October 11, 2010

Current project

Oddly, this looks kind of pink. I suppose that may have something to do with the red sashing. It is actually a lovely pale cream color and looks great in person. These blocks have been made over time. The fruit block was completed in 1998. Over the years I have made many blocks for teaching and recently I realized that I could make a quilt or two from this collection and so because I haven't made an album quilt with sashing this seemed a good time to do so. My problems in the past have been with keeping such sashing straight. I think it looks a little off in this photo, but believe that has much to do with the way I pinned it up. In person it looks pretty good so I will be moving on. I am designing a border that will include elements from most of the designs. I am thinking perhaps of a very vine border, very dense. If you have a good idea I would love to hear from you. i believe the borders will also have either an appliqued scalloped border on either side or a sawtooth border. Hope you are in the middle of just such a lovely problem. I will share during the process.

14 comments:

(un)Deniably Domestic said...

Mom - This is so beautiful! It does not come across pink on my monitor. I love it. ~Kelly

Madammeke Ongeduld said...

this is so beautiful and a lot of work you have done

Kathie said...

beautiful blocks, oh I love seeing the fabrics you chose as well. They look great together. Looking forward to following your progress on the border. I would love for you to share how you make your decisions on what to include in the border design.
Thanks
Kathie

Teresa said...

Beautiful, beautiful blocks! Are they of your design? Just lovely!

In stitches,
Teresa :o)

Pam said...

What an absolutely gorgeous way to start my day, and what inspiration! Can't wait to see you and talk in person in Houston soon!
Pam Fisher

Margaret said...

I think a lovely nine-block album quilt is just the perfect size. When I get done with my large king-sized project, I am just going to do the smaller things. It looks like you are nearly done with this project. You asked for suggestions--maybe pick an element from one of the blocks and repeat it in the border.
Margaret

vintagefindings@me.com said...

Very impressive. Nothing looks amiss to me! Can't wait to see your border design. Long time since I appliqued a leaf.....

Nuestras meriendas y manualidades said...

Hola he visitado su blog y me han gustado mucho sus trabajos
Saludos desde La Linea: Mayte

Purple Pam said...

Your blocks are beautiful, as always.

Donnie said...

That is such lovely work. I've enjoyed reading a few posts and I have put you in my GoogleReader so i can keep up. take care.

PamKittyMorning said...

You have always been such an inspiration to me Nadine.

Karen said...

These are gorgeous blocks.

Lisa said...

Your blocks are absolutely gorgeous! I'm in awe. What a great job you did with the fabrics.

Marci said...

Your quilt is lovely. Keeping the sashing straight can be a challenge; yours looks perfect. I am partial to the sawtooth border idea paired with another floral border. Thank you for being such an inspiration Nadine.