Sunday, December 18, 2011

Ruffled Roses BOM

Almost through with The Quilt Show's 2011 BOM.  Just need to finish appliquing the four corners and then I can sew on the last two borders. 
I love these pieced swag borders:
And I have two of the appliqued borders finished.  Two more to go.

And I wasted 3 hours making piping because I thought it would really set off the next borders on the quilt.  It was a wasted effort because it doesn't really show at all.  I had made enough piping to put on both sides of the border but decided it wasn't worth the effort.  It shows up pretty well in this photo but you can't really see it on the quilt top.

Two of the swag borders are sewn on.

I have expended a lot of wasted effort lately.  I am working on my butterfly quilt and don't think I like what I am doing around the butterfly.  What do you think?  I think it needs to come out but don't know what to do to make the butterflies zing.

Hope I have a better week this week because I am not looking forward to removing those tiny pebbles.


  1. Love the swag border! That is one gorgeous quilt.

    I do like the quilting on the butterfly quilt as well. I particularly love the arc, and Curved x hatching. Nice!

  2. Oh, I really like your Ruffled Roses fabrics, seeing them all together! I'm still plugging away at the applique for my center.

    The butterfly looks great so far. Love the curved crosshatching in the corners. I think the little pebbling will look a lot more distinctive to you when the full circle is finished. It will make nice circle cameos on the quilt that will look pretty with the angular effects elsewhere. I imagine it must be taking a huge amount of time to do such little pebbling, which must be daunting!