Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Looking forward to handquilting

Ready to hand quilt! The border became quite a dilemma. I wanted to use the kimono fabric my mother bought for me years ago in Japan but once I put it on I knew it wasn't right. It took away from the hexagons. So . . . I ripped . . . and then went back to Quiltsalot to look at her borders. I was surprised that I had enough scraps to cut triangles for a border. Janet of Quiltsalot has had so many inquiries about this quilt that she posted some directions to get you started. The pattern is no longer available. I figured it out by myself, so can you.

17 comments:

Goosey said...

Yet another masterpiece, the colours are lovely and bright, I love it.

Funoldhag said...

It is gorgeous!! I love the border you have on it now and the dark sashing. What a beautiful job you did - and it didn't take you all that long, either. Take a well earned bow, Janet, and enjoy every minute of the quilting. Carol

Feedsack Fantasy said...

I love these kaleidoscope of colors quilts you all are posting lately ...

TTFN ~ Marydon

Karen said...

So nice! The triangle border is perfect.

eileenaway said...

It looks marvellous with the little triangles (my favourite patchwork shape). Looking forward to seeing the finished product!

ROZ said...

a challenging quilt!

Janet said...

Wow you did an amazing job of this quilt. I love it and the colours are gorgeous. I've edited my post so others can come over and take a look.

jean said...

Janet , your quilt looks amazing, you have inspired me to make this quilt sooner rather than later

amy said...

Gorgeous job, Janet!! Oh, I so need to make this quilt! Lovely work!

Fiesta said...

Janet you have done an awesome job!
I did not see where Quiltalot posted how to get started? will you send me those instructions? I have been wanting to start this one for awhile.

Karen said...

I came from "the other Janet's" blog to see your hexagon quilt. You did an amazing job with your oriental fabrics!

Julia said...

Popped over from the other Aussie Janet...
Love your quilt..you did am amazing job..the border finishes it off beautifully...
Julia ♥

Janet said...

That triangle border is just perfect! I just came over from Janet's blog. I never "met" so many Janets in all my life! :0) I sure like your Whiligig quilt too - wow - Kingsize - it looks just beautiful!

Jackie said...

Fabulous, what else can I say!

BUMBLE BEANS said...

WOW Janet, it's Gorgeous! are you keeping that one for yourself? There is so many neat things in this quilt. awesome.

nettie said...

janet this quilt is amazing! Wow!

imquilternity said...

Janet, your quilt is absolutely gorgeous! I love it!