Monday, January 18, 2016

Design Wall Monday - Jan 18

Update - Jan 31
My "One Monthly Goal" for January was to finish my Allietare top, and here it is!
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It's done!  I put the borders on Allietare last night, and now it's all ready for quilting (except for the fact that I don't have a backing for it yet). The pictures aren't great, as they were taken at 11pm, but hopefully you get the idea.

The outer border is black - it doesn't show up too well against the floor in this picture, but it's the only location in my house big enough to spread a quilt out.



Here's a corner, on a lighter floor so you can see the border better.  I haven't decided yet whether I'll make the scalloped border that Bonnie had, or take the easy way out.

And to celebrate the completion of one top, I pulled out another UFO to work on next.  This is my giant scrappy swoon. One more round of 9-patches to make for the outer section, and then I'll decide if it's going to get borders or not.

Notice my restraint in not starting a new project.  I put black thread in my machine for the last border on Allietare, and told myself that I have to work on this quilt, since it needs dark thread for the final round.  See, I'll do almost anything to avoid cutting/changing the thread on my machine :)

Linking up at Patchwork Times today.

10 comments:

  1. You are a quilting dynamo, Krista! I love your Allietare. It is just gorgeous.

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  2. Stunning, Krista! You make beautiful art

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  3. Oh, Krista, your Allietare is ABSOLUTELY amazing! Wonderful color choices! It's one of the prettiest ones out there!!

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  4. I LOVE your Allietare! Those are my colors! Nice job.

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  5. I'm glad you didn't use the turquoise border. The black is so much more elegant.

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  6. It looks fantastic, Krista! I would leave the border straight, it will be a better fit with the strong straight lines in the quilt. Great job!

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  7. Wow, your top is really pretty! Scallops would be great too! Good job with restraint haha

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  8. Beautiful finish and restraint noted.

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  9. Most restrained indeed. Way to keep focused on your UFOs.

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  10. Love the black border!! Congratulations on your finish...it is beautiful!!

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