Having been given a jelly roll and a quilting book for Christmas 2010, there is no excuse not to get on with quiltmaking.

Here's what happened next...


Friday, 22 July 2011

Border Quilting Decisions

When I first thought about quilting Spring Garden Trellis, I knew that I wanted to quilt flowers in the middle, and had a vague thought in my mind that I wanted use a leaf motif to quilt around the borders.

Mind you, once I found out what heavy going the flower motif quilting was, I very nearly changed my mind and decided to use a continuous pattern instead.

I stuck to my original plan though - I find that your first idea is most often the best one - and found a clipart leaf which I elongated and angled; and copied and flipped a second one, matched them up, and resized them.

I traced it onto translucent thick plastic flexible sheeting, cut round it - and voila - a template to use for the border quilting.

I traced round it with the airpen, and got quilting - the first off is here.

I'm rather pleased with it. Er - that's one down, seventeen to go...


  1. "Rather pleased"? Dear girl, you should be absolutely ecstatic.

    Are you sure you're a beginner quilter? Any chance this is the biggest hoax we've ever fallen for? You're a natural at this and a bluddy genius to boot!

    Well done that child ☺

  2. Sweet. I am going to remember that leaf pattern. Hope you won't mind if I use it sometime. I think you made a neat design choice, especially putting the two together.

  3. I think that's perfect. Flowers growing over a garden trellis and leaves all round the edges of the trellis. Brilliant

  4. Yes, 'delighted' was more appropriate, actually, Bilbo - I love it when a plan comes together! No hoaxing - promise!

    Feel free, Joanna - we all pick up ideas and inspiration from others, and it's rather nice to be able to give a bit back after the last six months or so!

    It's pleased me too, Sue - thank you.


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