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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Only 10 days ....

That is how long I figure the remaining two borders will take to be done.  They will be marked up this afternoon and then I can continue hand quilting.  When on a roll ..... stay on a roll.
Lately, my 17" square PVC frame is what is being used to do my borders and it works well for gripping the bottom piece of fabric that is pinned in place to anchor the side of the border.  Also, this little frame is easier to handle.  Before, I always swore that my wooden oval frame was the best, but I am finding that it is getting harder to handle as my reach is just not the same anymore.  They say the older one gets, they shrink in height.  Is that the same about arm length? 
I will be so anxious to have this quilt completed.  For me, it will be over a year since I have completed a quilt and this will be my motivation to get another one sandwiched and ready to go into the frame.

With the cold winter we have had this year and the thickness of ice still on the Great Lakes, the prediction for spring is to be cool for the next couple of months.  I think it would be wise of me to take advantage of the cooler weather and keep on quilting.

Rose Marie Castonguay
Applique 'n Patch Quilting


  1. :) I don't know about arms shrinking but it might have more to do with muscle strength and joint pain? nice quilt - yes when on a roll keep going! nice quilt

  2. I just LOVE that quilt! I agree ... when on a roll, don't stop ... keep on going!

  3. Lovely quilt! I use my 17" pvc frame all the time now, not just for borders. It just seems more efficient frame by frame.:)

  4. Gee, I hope I don't shrink much as I am onky around 4'10" as it is! Love that quilt. On my small quilts I don't use a hoop ir frame now. Good to see you have found something you like.

  5. I am also working on an outer border. My time line is less optimistic than yours. Be sure to post your finish to keep us motivated!

  6. What a beautiful quilt to enjoy working on! I love that little skinny cable pattern.
    And I love your idea about pinning extra fabric to the sides to help with quilting the outside border.

  7. New to this blog and quilting. Just found you on Facebook. Have several tops pieced, but been afraid to touch them to quilt. How do you get the nerve to start your first project? Should it be small? This is a lovely quilt! Colors all say spring time. Perfect to work on during cooler weather, I say. ;) Keep quilting and don't forget to share finished product.

    1. Thank you, Jerri. I started with baby quilts and went from there. Small projects are best as you get such a feeling of accomplishment when they are done.

    2. It looks super RM love the quilt and you are very ambitious!


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