Sunday, February 17, 2008

One Down, Three To Go

I decided I did want a bit of applique in the outer borders of the Madeira Jelly Roll quilt (gotta think of a better name LOL). But I didn't want anything too elaborate because the quilt itself seems busy. So I am going with a simple folk art chunky design. The first border is on so this week maybe I can get the other three sides appliqued and attached.


Today's KC Star magazine contained the second installment or block for the Circuit Rider quilt. Here's mine prepped for machine blanket stitch. Don't know why that green looks so washed out--it's really not! And yet another project to start...The Civil War Diary Quilt!




















I've had this book since it first came out but have not made anything from it yet. I have been motivated to get started! A new blogging ring will be starting soon and will work together on the blocks--always a good motivator. I am thinking of hand-piecing mine. I'd like to get several blocks readied for my upcoming lo-o-ong car trip.

Winter just can't seem to let go this year. More snow is falling in KC today. Pretty but a pain in the patoot!

13 comments:

Kathie said...

wow I love the way the applique looks on the border...great idea.
Oh lucky you to get those block patterns in the newspaper!
can't wait to see some of your CW diary blocks , so glad your joining us.
hand piecing...wish I had thought of that.
Kathie

Becky said...

I love the border on your jelly roll quilt. The applique is wonderful.

Juliann in WA said...

That jelly roll quilt is wonderful and so cheery. Should help chase the winter away!

Libby said...

Your projects look great. I always love your color selections - so fresh looking *s* I've been seeing a lot of Civil War Diary blocks . . . I would love to join the fun, but far too many things on my plate. I'll just sit back and enjoy via the 'net.

Lea said...

I love your Jelly Roll quilt with applique border! It's very beautiful.
Your KCS Circuit Rider quilt looks so beautiful also.
Can't wait to see your Civil war Diary blocks. :-)

Pen Pen said...

Love the applique'. I'm always envious of people who applique', because I absolutely hate to do it! Maybe I just don't know how to do it properly. Your quilt is very pretty.

Screen Door said...

I love the appliqued borders!!! really brings the piece to life. Long car trips are perfect for quilting. We got dumped on yesterday-- close to a foot of new snow...

julieQ said...

Your applique compliments your quilt so nicely! Love those jelly rolls!!and from your previous post...snickers are great with me too!!

Laura said...

The applique is wonderful, it will really make the quilt. I love the colors!

Rabbit Stitchings said...

Your Madiera Jelly Roll quilt, Very Pretty!!!!

Crazy for Primitive Quilts & Gardens said...

Love the applique borders! This is a very pretty quilt.

Mary said...

I've ordered the book but don't know if I'll be starting the blocks or now. It's nice to see everyone's blocks as they go along.

Nancy said...

Madeira Jelly Roll quilt is SPECTACULAR!!!

n, np