There is nothing I love doing more than quilting. And by “quilting” I mean anything that has to do with making a quilt. Obviously, my first choice is always to applique the day away, but today I am sitting at my sewing machine, sewing the borders for “Trail Mix”, a scrappy quilt I started a while back. “Trail Mix” is a quilt designed by Edyta Sitar. It is available on Craftsy and is one of the best classes I have taken. So much useful information!
So, you may remember, I have stitched all of the blocks together. It was a lot of stitching (and I do mean a lot), so I think I may have needed a bit of a break from it….I am sure you know the feeling!
I am now ready to start the borders…so I spent most of yesterday sewing strips together and cutting the strips into triangles using an acrylic template. Next, I stitched those triangles together in pairs. So far so good!
Next I took all of those half square triangles I made…
…and stitched them together. I must confess I have become very addicted to half square triangles. Very addicted.
So, next I took those sections and stitched them to the triangles made from strips. Sweet! Of course, I was simply thrilled that (almost!) every piece fit the way it was supposed to. Thank You, Quilt Gods!!
So now, I can start to put all the pieces together. So excited!!
As if that isn’t exciting enough, Quilt Canada is just around the corner! I am so happy to tell you my Friends of Baltimore designed by Sue Garman and machine quilted by Ruth Quinn of Stitching Impressions was juried into the show. Here is the label, which I was frantically stitching on the morning the quilt was to be dropped off, but that is another story.
For those of you who have been wondering…Yes I will be doing another Block of the Month! The patterns are picked, the fabrics are chosen and I am raring to go!! I will have all the details in my next post!
Til next time….
6 thoughts on “A Good Day to Stitch!”
Lovely fabric choices! It looks like a great pattern too – like you say though, a whole lot of stitching!
I LOVE that trail mix border!
I have the Craftsy class and love Edyta Sitar. I do not think I will ever get around to making this quilt, but it is fabulous and love following your progress!
This is absolutely stunning I love this quilt! love the piecing and the design and of course your fabrics this would be a great way to do a swap of fat 8th`s and then start piecing ugh another gorgeous quilt on my list!
This is such an interesting project and I love your work and fabric choices!
Congratulations on your BIG WIN at Quilt Canada, Kerry. Your quilt is even more beautiful up close. So many people were gathered around it, marveling at your skill, every time I walked by it.