Sunday, September 5, 2010

2 tops done

It has been a good weekend for finishing things (rainy) :0) On Friday evening I finished up with the border for my Corn and Beans quilt. I decided to leave the corners without the extra leaves. Valentina put in words what my DH sensed about the corners. "I like the fact that it visually rounds off the border keeping your eye looking toward the quilt" Thanks Valentina!

The deadline for finishing the quilts bound for India was moved up so I'm glad I was able to finish getting this top together yesterday. For the border I used up lots of little scraps leftover from making the blocks.
I pretty much used them all so I'll have to figure something out for the binding. Now I have a couple of weeks to quilt it.
And the weekend isn't over - there's still holiday Monday yet... :0)
Happy Quilting!!

23 comments:

Crispy said...

After seeing the whole beautiful quilt, I agree with Valentina, no leaves were necessary! Love the bright sampler quilt too. Hooray for having 2 quilts done!!

Crispy

*karendianne. said...

Oh my goodness Janet, what delight, what sheer delight. Your work is so pleasing to the eye and so inspiring to the quilter within. Thank you so much. This was such a good place for me to stop-off at. Feeling a little blue, down and out... ...was feeling. Now inspired. Might go sew. :)

Mary Lou Casada said...

I love the Corn and Beans. The applique sets it off like a gilt frame on a work of art! Lovely! The sampler is wonderful, too. Even better, FINISHED projects. As the commercials say, "Priceless!" :-D
Blessings,
Mary Lou

Teresa said...

Congrats on not one, but TWO fab finishes! I'm glad the weather cooperated!

In stitches,
Teresa :o)

W. Latane Barton said...

love the mixture of applique and pieced squares. Very pretty

Karen said...

I like the dark border on the Corn & Beans quilt. The applique is such a lovely addition.

carol fun said...

I'm in awe of both of these finishes - they are both just beautiful! The applique border is so graceful.

LC said...

These are really nice, Janet. I love the borders on both of them!

Barb said...

I just love your quilts....

Kathie said...

oh I love the applique around the border
beautiful
I want to do more of that mixing piecing with applique in quilts...
great job
thanks for sharing
kathie

Lori said...

The quilt is amazing and the border really sets it off nicely.

Your little 9 patch bright border works perfectly with the blocks!!

Peg said...

Two beautiful quilts - love that border on the quilt for India, a perfect finish.

MARCIE said...

You know I love that Corn and Beans, but I have to say that checkered border just finishes the sampler blocks perfectly! Ah, sweet success!

Quilt Hollow said...

How on earth did I miss corn and beans?!!! LOVE IT!!!!! It is absolutely gorgeous and eye catching!!

quiltcrazygaljennalouise said...

Wow, I just found your awesome blog! What a beautiful corn and beans quilt:) I love to find new blogging friends!

Rose Marie said...

Wonderful finishes!!!! Love your Corn and Beans ... the applique border really stands out (but in a very gorgeous way).

Ann Champion said...

I love the way your your two quilts are finished. I was thinking you didn't need the leaves on the corners? It looks just right to me.
The checker board is just perfect with your other blocks.
Both so different from each other and both wonderful!

Barb said...

Your tops look great!
I agree about the border. There is good balance and the eye does keep moving -
beautiful!

Dixie said...

Both of your quilts turned out great! Congratulations on your finishes. Just wonderful!

Barefoot Mama said...

Beautiful quilts! My little ones loved the I Spy quilts I made for them last Christmas ... it could be a quick & easy project for you, too ;)

Monica said...

Oh my! That applique border is just perfect for that block design...absolutely beautiful!

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Marilyn Robertson said...

I think your quilt is beautiful - and I really like the way the corners turned out! Lovely!

Ariane said...

Wow! Both quilt tops look amazing!!!