Sunday, February 25, 2018

"Box Kites" -- close to finished!

Funny how sometimes a project seems kinda blah, but you MAKE yourself work on it, and by the time it's finished, it's looking pretty GOOD!  DH teases me how frequently I say, "Hmmmmm, it turned out much better than I thought ."  Is this because it's finished (or in this case, almost finished)?

This was my planned border, and it made up nicely but it just didn't "do"!  Tooooo overwhelming.  So, now I have a border with no quilt! 

I MQ with my domestic machine, a Janome MC6500.  It's a treasure!

So then I decided on an almost plain border.  White with little squiggles in it - much better.  Had to purchase this piece.  That last border is not quilted yet, but I DO have the binding made up, a stripe to match that inner border, only the stripe is on the bias - looks great!

I was inspired by Bonnie Hunter's quilt of the same name.  I wonder if she plans to include this project in her coming book?  I think this would look wonderful if the maker would gather similar colors in the diagonal rows.  Note that the kites are all light while background is color. 

 I included a couple of "cutesies".  This would be a great little girl's quilt.  Measures 72 x 88. 


This backing is wonderful - on sale when a quilt vendor wanted to go back home!  The stripes run vertical.  I quilted it all with Essential Pro creamy white on top and bobbin - this stuff is thin and quilts like buttah!

5 comments:

Panto Pam said...

Love your quilt! This one is in her newest book Addicted to Scraps.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Pretty!!

R & E said...

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Janet O. said...

What a pretty, happy finish! Nice job, Elaine!

Tanya said...

What a lovely, colorful quilt! The plain border really sets the center off so well!