|close up of the borders|
The backing for this quilt is what is actually up there on the design wall. The little squares are left overs from the jelly roll I made the quilt with. The brown stripe is not part of the fabric line, but has all the same colors. I plan to bind it in the green dot that the flowers stems are made of and there should be some of that left to work in there too. The rest of the backing will be WOW. The one blue solid square in the middle of this photo is actually the design wall showing through. That will be a piece of plain white with the label information on it. I may get a little crazy and applique a left over flower in there...just because I am not yet completely OVER appliqueing these flowers and especially the four leaves that go with them... really, I'm not! (insert eye roll here). After all there are only 80 of those leaves on each of the 4 borders!
I am also contemplating how to quilt this and if I should wash it gently before quilting. See, I had myself a little (unwise) experiment while marking one of the borders for flower and leaf placement. I used a washable Crayola marker (it is washable right?) and now I am worried sick that the marker is not going to come out, or it will sort of come out but not completely. I am anxious to see if it will come out and not sure I want to wait until it is quilted. What would you do (besides not use markers on your quilt in the first place)?
Have an excellent week. I am off to frost the birthday cupcakes for my newly minted 4 year old 'baby' girl (one day late - we were too busy having fun yesterday with presents and jumpy places to worry about cupcakes!).
Your quilt is beautiful and the borders really add to the look!!!ReplyDelete
Love the quilt! Love the borders!! Yes. If it was me.... I'd have to check the markers before going any farther. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you. Good luck.ReplyDelete
Love this quilt, the appliqué is terrific! You could test the markers on scraps from the quilt--just wash and press the test scraps to see how it washes out. I've had good success with those markers.ReplyDelete
That is absolutely gorgeous! And Happy Birthday to your sweet girl! I can't believe she's 4!ReplyDelete
I love it Eden! Good to see you posting again. I love the borders too!ReplyDelete
What a neat quilt and beautiful borders! I don't think I would wash it before quilting as you may have lots of fraying. I've heard those markers come out.ReplyDelete
ohhh this is so pretty - I love the borders too! remember always - let me say that again - always - test out a new marking tool before putting it on your quilt. Those flowers are totally worth all the work - they're lovely!ReplyDelete
That's beautiful! The borders really make the quilt. IMO, If it were me I'd gently hand wash the marked section of the quilt as recommended to remove the markers before proceeding, just because the thought they might not wash out would itch my soul...ReplyDelete
Just lovely!!! Really lovely!!ReplyDelete