Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Living On the Edge~Thankfully~Giveaway!!!

I don't know why it is that many of my quilts cease to progress when it's time for borders to be put on. But if one of my quilts gets stuck this will be the spot that it gets stuck at. And there it will sit on a hanger in my sewing room. Well, the last couple of days I've decided to move some of these border lacking quilts along.
I'm a big fan of pieced borders. I like the effect they have so for my kaleidoscope quilt I randomly pieced bits of fabric and made a border. It was a lot of fun and I think it fit in nicely with the scrappy effect of the quilt. For my scrappy star I had the borders mostly done. I just needed to make them a little longer because I decided it was time for me to learn how to do mitered corners. I used this tute and all though the first was not perfect by the end I was feeling pretty good about mitered corners and wondering why I had put off learning how for so long.

Now if you've been reading this blog for very long you know that I'm trying to make/collect a lot of quilts for Happy Chemo. You might have also picked up on the fact that my sister, Julie, and her hubby, Eric, are the geniuses behind Cosmo Cricket. Well, they very generously donated a bunch of fabric for Happy Chemo Quilts.
Here is some of their Snorkel line. This is one of my favorites.
A bunch of Tailor Made. And some Jitterbug.
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
Julie and Eric, you're the best!!!
Hey my sister just let me know she recieved some of her new line and she is having a giveaway on her blog. If you want to pop on over and have a chance at some Cosmo Cricket of your own.

14 comments:

  1. Love your scrappy border! Looks great with those blocks. How fun.

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  2. So cute! And I love your kaleidoscope quilt as well!

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  3. I always get hung up around time to put up the borders too! I think it's because I'm a little sad to see the quilts go LOL!

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  4. Love the quilts and the scrappy borders. Especially the first one, it's really fantastic. Wow, what great fabrics.

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  5. Love that pieced border. My quilts get hung up while I try decide how to quilt them and try to muster up the courage to put them under the needle.

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  6. You have definitely pushed thru your block - those borders look fabulous!!

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  7. Borders always give me a problem too Em - but I saw a book recently that looks like it might help. Sometimes I just need to see some options to get me thinking! blessings, marlene

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  8. Your borders are fantastic! Love the mitered corners too, I'm not brave enough, lol. You have a wonderful sister!

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  9. I love the scrappy borders. I am like you on getting stuck on borders. Seeing yours makes me want to get to mine.

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  10. I always get stuck on the borders too...even though I usually know what kind I'm putting on....I seem to put it off!
    I think it must be that I'm ready to start something new by then.
    I LOVE your scrappy borders on your scrappy quilts...perfect!
    xx
    lori

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  11. My problems with borders are always about not having enough fabric that is long enough, or enough scraps of the colors and patterns to work with my scrappy quilts. Trying to go to a fabric store and only purchasing fabric enough for one border is a challenge. Your borders are quite wonderful.

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  12. Good for you getting some of those borderless tops complete!!! Borders are looking good! Ya don't goo with the mitered corners!!!
    Happy stitching Em!! 8-)

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  13. The scrappy borders look great. It's such a great way to use up your stash.

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