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36.2 Thin Black Line – Adding Black to Red Borders

September 14, 2014

I have brought back out this quilt from last fall / this spring since there was finally a break in other quilting projects.

I had this all drawn up & decided in my notes from February retreat.  Took me a while to make certain that the original two red fabrics I purchased were going to work.

And they do. I am so excited about this, even though I have been otherwise distracted from quilting due to shiny new computer program (aka game).

Last weekend I got the cathedral window blocks done, and one of the 4 border middles. Today I got the border middles done to my liking.

border center close up

And here’s a shot of the rest of the quilt done as far as it is at this time.

thin black line on borders

Well there is a bottom border that it not shown due to poor photographing techniques.

Actually there is NOT adequate space in my house to finish working on this quilt, not really.

I think I would like to see how another darker solid border would look at the very outside of this design, but there is no way I have the space to see it correctly. Not in my house at this time.

Well, I haven’t been sewing idle, even though it feels like it.

Last weekend I went to a craft fair and a festival about India.

craft fair at a distance

Unfortunately as you can see the picture is blurry. There was a smudge on the lens that was on it all day which takes away from this totally unique experience.

Here’s something my ex-coworker & friend worked on:

india map and peacocks

And I will post a couple of pictures that aren’t TOO bad of all the traditional Indian dresses. Fashion show was amazing!

india fest organizers

india fest black dress

india fest many traditional dresses

women with tea lights in hand

What variety! And music, and dance, and food, and vibrancy!

7 comments

  1. I remember that quilt! Great border.

    Sent from Tami Knox (aka Nana) iPhone

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  2. The quilt is GORGEOUS!!!! The festival looks pretty cool too!


  3. Another awesome Darla quilt design!


  4. WOw, this is dramatic and stunning!


  5. I can not wait to see the final quilt. It is stunning.


  6. Lovely quilt.
    I think I should be attending some of your quilt guild meetings or classes where you get your inspiration. The thoughts and ideas that you come up with for your quilts are fabulous!


  7. The quilt is beautiful. I’m in awe! The festival looks cool too. I love Indian clothing.



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