Saturday, June 16, 2012

borders on ready to quilt

I didn't do much yesterday since my husband arrived home after working all week in Labrador and took the day off. I did my usual lunch with my friends but then spent the rest of the day with him. And last night my youngest son arrived with his girlfriend or the weekend.
This morning the 'boys' went off to golf--too early for me-- so it gave me some time to do a little sewing after relaxing with my morning tea.
 The castle I was working on is now ready for the quilting in the borders and the binding. I finished all the beading while at the shop on Thursday.

I also added a bit more paint to the hummingbirds and the flowers. You can see that I decided to free motion quilt the background on one of them and then decided against it on the second one.
 I just finished adding the final borders to both of them. I think the narrow darker red stands out a bit but it should be OK when I add the matching binding.
 I'm ready now to do the final free motion quilting in the borders of all 3 pieces and then add the binding.
 I probably won't get to it now until Monday since my son is visiting. They'll be home hungry for lunch soon. We may take the kayaks and supper out to the beach, so he can visit with the grandparents and maybe get out for a paddle with his girlfriend.
Tomorrow we all plan to golf.
Have a great weekend!

8 comments:

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

These are looking very nice! I love the castle! it is very magical.
Have a great weekend!

Exuberant Color said...

I agree the red border will be balanced when you add the binding, and the dark value emphasizes the hummingbird and the shading in the flowers.

Margaret Applin said...

Holly, I love these!!! I especially like the one with the red borders!!

Gill said...

Beautiful Holly! I especially like the one with the red border!

imquilternity said...

Your little quilts are coming along quite nicely! I love what you've done on the castle quilt. Your weekend sounds heavenly and very relaxing. Especially the part about kayaking out to the beach. How lucky are you!! Enjoy it!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Both pieces are gorgeous Holly. You do great work. I finished the sampler quilt....have a crib quilt in now...and doing a QAL..still have to practice my FMQ for this month's challenge...where does the time go??

elle said...

The underwater castle is indeed magical. Funny I never thought about underwater castles but I LIKE! I definitely like the red border and maybe even an unquilted background as opposed to a quilted one. Great work!

pembrokeshire lass said...

How absolutely beautiful. What an incredible talent you have!! I have received a Sunshine Award and One Lovely Blog Award and have passed them on to you. Joan