Sunday, October 17, 2010

My red dresden quilt top is DONE!!!!

I just want to say thanks to everyone who has been leaving comments about the progress of this quilt top.
I'm just so thankful for all the support you guys all give me in my quilting journey.
It really makes my day!!!

So, I've been working on the borders this afternoon.
I put of solid cream border that finished at 1 inches wide.
Then, I decided to pull out all my little strips of red and cream fabrics. I cut them 2 1/2 inch long. I used all different width of strips from 1 1/2 inches, to 2 1/2 inches wide.
Then, I chain pieced a cream piece to a red piece until all my pairs were sewn together. Then, I divided all my pairs into four piles. Then started sewing all my pieces together to make four strips.
When my strips were long enough, I sewed them on to my quilt.
So, these borders were pretty randomly pieced.
But, I really like the way they turned out.
And I busted more of my stash of reds and creams.
Yeah!!!!

So, now I have to figure out what I'm going to use for a backing.
I hope you like the way it's looking!!

Hugs

Ariane

19 comments:

paulette said...

LOVE it! Well done!
Paulette

Dresden Quilter said...

It looks incredible! You are so inspirational!

Crystal Hendrix said...

Good job! It looks very pretty!

Jackie said...

I absolutely love the way this is coming together! The border is just perfect.

Dianne said...

Well, for a "scrap" quilt, I'm VERY IMPRESSED! Beautiful job :)

Quilting Mom said...

WOW! Its very nice! You did a beautiful job!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Ariane the quilt looks amazing...you have done an exceptional job

Penny said...

WOW!..again :)

Michele Pacey said...

Hey Ariane! Just got back from TO and wow, you've been busy! This little quilt is so great! i love your use of circles, it makes the quilt so playful and gives it a feeling of real movement. Unique and just beautiful!!!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

You are very talented Ariane! It's a beautiful original!

Sara said...

A pieced border equals happy border:)

AnnieO said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Someday I'd like to make a medallion quilt too. Wonderful job you did on your circles and the border fun.

Melinda Cornish said...

it is beautiful...It must feel great!

WoolenSails said...

Love the border, it really brings it all together.

Debbie

Catherine said...

The circles really add a sense of movement to this quilt, great idea!

Madame Samm said...

holy moly Ariane..there is no doubt this is a dresden..and a perfected cut, sewed and designed...I like it...backing, how about dots on the backs..circle floating all over...
label big circle...that is it for me..blessings msamm

Linda said...

Great job. Love the original design.

orchidlover said...

Still loving it

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Stray Stitches said...

Absolutely stunning!!