Sunday, January 10, 2021

The White Border

 When I left you last Sunday, I had completed the 3" blue border. I rolled and started quilting the white border which is  9" wide.





The blue border had a nice quilting design but the white border is special with the feathers. Feathers just add elegance to a quilt. This stencil is #SCO-183-7.5 and was purchased from the Stencil Co

The white border has been quilted to a little more than the center of the quilt. I've stitched in the ditch around the applique with white YLI quilting thread. For the cable/feathers I'm using a variegated dark blue 12 weight Sulky thread.

Someone asked last Sunday what my quilting frame is, it's a Grace hand quilting frame which takes up a lot less space than my old sticks and stands frame.

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



30 comments:

ButterZ said...

Your quilting is amazing

Katie said...

Those feathers are beautiful. And you've made such progress!!

Ivani said...

Oh My Gosh!!! Your hand quilting is awesome. This quilt will be a master piece.

Design Originals by KC said...

Gretchen ... I love the blue border but the white one is breathtaking!!!! Thanks for sharing <3
Kathi

Sarah said...

It certainly is going to be a real beauty!

Kim said...

Yes indeed, the quilting on the white border is sublime. Those feathers are a joy to behold.

CathieJ said...

Both of these borders are beautiful. I love the feathers in the white border.

Deb A said...

Wow! Absolutely beautiful quilting. Love the quilting design you selected.

Ray and Jeanne said...

Your quilting is gorgeous! I love how you've used the feathers. ~Jeanne

Angela said...

Oh! The feathers! So pretty!

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

beautiful feathers and curves I believe I have that stencil only I used it on fabric that wasn't always a solid - it looks much better on your quilt as you can see the design better.

Kathy S. said...

The feathers and swirl stitches just makes this border SING! Beautiful work, as always!

Rose Marie said...

So, so lovely!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Wow, Gretchen! Stunning stitching!!

Juliana said...

Your quilting is so beautiful. Thank you for sharing the name of your quilting frame and stencil (and threads).

Quilter Kathy said...

Oh that is gorgeous! I love the feathers in the middle of the cable!
And the blue thread on white draws more attention to this amazing quilting!

Sylvia@Treadlestitches said...

What beautiful quilting! I love the blue thread, and the stencil is perfect. I have always gotten good stencils and service from the Stencil Company.

Karrin Hurd said...

Gorgeous quilting! I love seeing how you progress! Happy Stitching!

Chookyblue...... said...

your quilting is beautiful.......

Jenny said...

You are stitching such a beautiful design in the white border. Of course, we all know your hand quilting is spectacular!

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

That is absolutely beautiful! Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

Arlene @Nanaland said...

Thank you for stopping by Nanaland and leaving a sweet comment, Gretchen. I enjoyed looking at all your pretty quilts this morning. What a talent you have for creating beauty.

Lynette said...

I love cabled feathers. Gretchen, this is amazing.

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

Oh just stunning!!!

Bonnie said...

Beautiful. And progress. Two wonderful things!

AnnieO said...

Stunning! Your stitching is just beautiful. Love the feather alternating with the cable.

Frédérique said...

I agree with you, feathers are so elegant, and complete lovely your cables. Beautiful hand quilting, as usual ;))
Thank you for sharing!

Rebecca Grace said...

Your cabled feather border is gorgeous!

Quilting Gail said...

Absolutely stunning!

QuiltGranma said...

Lovely!