Tuesday, February 06, 2007

I've made the flying geese and the pinwheels border. I haven't sewn it completely together yet, as I thought I would wait until I get the corner appliques done. This way I can applique on a small corner piece rather than the whole thing. I found some nice white fabric in my stash, that I could use for the applique background. It kind of softens all the busy fabric.

I tried a sample boerenbont, but I thought the blue pieces were a little too small to work with and needed a bit of exaggeration to look better.

Here is the bolder version:

I used some ribbon for the stem; it's only pinned on, I might need a darker shade of blue.


Lucy said...

Perfect !!!! I LOVE it and i recognized the Boerenbont!! We had at home also a service of it :-))

YankeeQuilter said...

I really like how much this moves when you look at it...nice job!

gwen said...

This is turning to be a very nice quilt. I really like the second version of appliqué. Keep on going!

Samantha said...

Lovely- great use of color in that pattern!

mereth said...

Those dutch fabrics are gorgeous, and the star is turning out beautifully. I love the idea of applique in the corners, it adds a special touch.
Blogland IS a small place isn't it, and I always marvel at how often it turns up a connection like this.