Friday, 18 February 2011

A border for my Happy Houses quilt

I've started making a wide border for my Happy House blocks (which are now all put together - and what a job that was!) The border consists of 2'' squares of all the fabrics used in the main quilt. I had a go at strip piecing for the first time - sewing long strips of 3 fabrics together, then cutting them down to 2.5'' wide, ready to join together into a border.
It does look very 'busy' here, but I think a solid red border in between the main houses piece and the patchwork border will help. Not sure yet what the binding will be.
I am impatient to see it finished! It will probably take a while, as I want to do some hand quilting around the house blocks in red, and add some applique flowers.

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