Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Love Entwined First Border

FINALLY! I finished one border of Love Entwined! The pattern is based on a 1790 coverlet found in Averil Colby's book Patchwork Quilts, and the pattern was designed by Esther Aliu and is available on her Yahoo group.

I am about half way through appliqueing the second short border. The long side borders and corner block patterns are already printed and waiting for my attention. I used some preprinted fabrics for the floral basket.

I cut my applique shapes, thread baste them into position, and needle turn applique. My shapes are not perfect. But it was either tear out, restart, or embrace the wonkiness. Well, I decided to embrace the wonkiness. My colors and use of polkadot fabrics already started me on the wonky trail!


  1. What great progress you have made on this quilt, I think it looks fabulous! You know, I have found that whenever I make a quilt, it reflects something of my own hand and so for that reason, and also because you have done such a wonderful job here, I say embrace your 'wonkiness'. It doesn't take away anything from the quilt and you've really made it your own already. I love how you have made it and look forward to seeing more as you progress. Thanks for sharing it with us all..

    1. Esther thank you for your kind comments and encouragement. And for creating and sharing Love Entwined!