Sunday, January 31, 2021

Quilting the Sashing

After most of the quilting was completed on the white border, I rolled then quilted more of the corner applique I couldn't properly reach before.

After rolling several inches, I started quilting the blue sashing first stitching in the ditch on the right yellow narrow border and the cable on the narrow blue border. The quilting design is the same as the narrow blue border. The design runs through the yellow cornerstones.



This is the left side border.

This is the right side border.

The pattern for Stars Around the Garden is here.

I was sidetracked a week ago or so by Melissa and a small cute embroidery pattern from her blog available for us to download. She also posted a fun counted cross stitch pattern if that is what you are into. My pincushion became larger than I normally make them but it will work fine. Mine project finishes approximately 5.5" by 6.5". It would have been easier to measure if I had thought to do that before adding the batting scraps.

I have an applique project and a quilt to hand quilt but I was squirreled into embroidering the sheep and making a little pincushion. For years I've been thinking I'd like to have a basket filled with pincushions to display in my sewing room, not that anyone goes in there besides me. So far I have 3 pincushions to go into that basket.

The embroidery went fast, just one evening then an hour or so the next day and the pincushion was finished. I stuffed it with batting and it's ready to be used. This was a fun quick project.

I apologize for the pictures every which way today, Blogger decided to show me who was the boss!

Linking to Patchwork & QuiltsKathy's Slow Sunday Stitching,  Oh Scrap, Show & Tell Monday, Monday Making, Design Wall Monday, BOM's Away

22 comments:

Kim said...

Argh...Blogger, sometimes it doesn't play nicely. Your quilting is looking more exquisite with each showing. Love your three little pincushions. How fabulous to have a basket filled with more of these pretties. Your latest one is very sweet. Love the little sheep with the sweet birdie.

linda said...

Your quilting is beautiful and I love that little embroidery so cute.

CathieJ said...

I love seeing your quilting. Those pincushions are adorable.

The Cozy Quilter said...

I love seeing your quilting...such beautiful texture and the appliqué is made even more lovely as it is quilted. I also have a pincushion collection, but they are not in a basket, just on a shelf where I can admire them

Design Originals by KC said...

I love your hand quilting progress and your pin cushion you fashioned too! I love your handiwork :D
Kathi

Ivani said...

Your hand quilting is wonderful. And you embroidered a cute pincushion. A new collection was born. It will be fun seeing that basket full filled of small beauties. I will check the cross stitch item, thanks for the link.

Carissa said...

I simply love this applique and your quilting really elevates this project. Lovely job!

Little Penpen said...

Your quilt and quilting is so beautiful!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

the quilting is looking so good, the colors in this quilt are so nice and bright - but still old fashioned in the look. The little pincushions are cute

scraphappy said...

Your border is just beautiful. Great progress! A basket full of sweet little pin cushions sounds like fun. Looks like you are off to a good start already.

Deanna W said...

I love that cable border and have used it a couple of times myself. Hand quilting just seems to make a quilt come to life!

Karla (ThreadBndr) said...

I love your quilting - that cable and feathers pattern is perfect for this quilt. I've seen lots of little baskets and dough bowls filled with small pillows and pincushions around the stitching SM, and I really like the look. Your new one is darling.

Frédérique said...

Pretty quilting , I love these designs. Cute pincushions!
Thank you for linking up today.

kathiquilts said...

gorgeous quilting!

Karrin Hurd said...

Cute stitchery! Love seeing your beautiful quilting!

Melisa- pinkernpunkinquilting said...

Oh , Gretchen your quilting is absolutely stunning. I am in love with this blue quilt. Thank you so much for stitching Luv Ewe. It looks so adorable displayed in your basket with other pinkeeps. I have a love for pin pillows or should I say obsession. I am so touched that you stitched it and I appreciate the sweetest shout out too. Looking forward to your next post. Hugs

Sarah said...

Your quilting is always so beautiful. That is a very cute pincushion. I like the idea of a basket full of pretty little stitching projects, even if you are the only one who goes in there! You can show us so we can enjoy them too!

Lynette said...

(yeah, photos are currently a bit of a pain with Blogger) Look at your tiny quilting stitches! I love all these close-ups, Gretchen. :) The pincushions are absolutely adorable - no wonder they succeeded in grabbing your attention. I think a pretty basketful of eye-candy pincushions is a very nice treat to give yourself in your sewing room.

QuiltGranma said...

cute little thing!

stitchingirlblog.wordpress.com said...

Your quilt is gorgeous and I am always in awe of your stitching!! What a great idea to have a basket of pincushions in the sewing room.

Nancy said...

Oh my goodness, this quilt and your hand quilting on it look amazing. Beautiful!

Chookyblue...... said...

The quilting is coming along on this one.....
Cute sheep