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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

One, two, three, four!

I am back from Retreat and had a fabulous time :).  I remembered absolutely everything except the camera :(.  So I'm waiting on some pictures to share.  In the meantime, drumroll please.......  all 4 borders of the Jubilee quilt have the scallops and red petals!!
I was so excited to see each one grow.
It was wonderful to have a hand project to work on as my DH and I watched the Olympics almost every night.
As each one was finished I began to try and viusalize what I need to put in between each scallop.
The one thing I know for sure is that I need to make more red petals!!   I thought 9 would be enough, but once they were all done, I realized that each scallop needed an extra petal on the ends so I need 11.  So it was back to cutting and prepping the little petals.  But in the end, I know it will be worth the extra effort.  Aren't they pretty??
Until next time,
-Karen

8 comments:

Ruth said...

That is going to be an amazing quilt! Very pretty!

Heather said...

Wow, this is a spectacular border. Can't wait to see it all together.

regan said...

These are gorgeous, Karen! Well done!

*karendianne. said...

Oh these are so lovely and when worked into the quilt - just wow! It's totally going to be worth the little bit of effort. You appliqué makes me happy and inspired!

Vivian said...

Your border is looking spectacular. And when it's attached? The word phenomenal comes to mind. Anxious to see all the parts together when the time comes.
I admire your applique skills. I'm pretty much all thumbs when I try delicate, detailed applique like this. Bravo for your exquisite work, Karen.

Carla said...

Wow! I couldn't be more impressed...you are so talented, Karen!

Rose Marie said...

Your borders are amazing .....

Brown Dirt Cottage said...

....clapping....clapping! These are just wonderful!!!!