Monday, January 5, 2015


I was asked to sew the borders onto the fundraiser quilt for my guild's quilt show this year.

Many people worked on the top, making small paper pieced Peaky & Spike units and/or Square in a Square units. Then a few of people laid out the rows and got the center of the top pieced. Here's what the top likes like so far. I put the top on the design wall so I could measure it. (Sorry for the poor photos; it was very grey and rainy when I took them so the lighting was bad. The background color really is white.)

First border attached; back up on the wall to measure again. Harder to fit it all into the photo now!

Outer borders on. I had to have DH help put it back on the wall after the side borders were on so I could measure again for the top & bottom ones, but it was too wide to get a photo of it. Here it is on a queen size bed. It's sunny today so the light's better in this photo.

I swear this quilt generates threads like crazy! I lint-rollered the design wall before I put it up so it wouldn't pick up any stray threads. I lint-rollered the front each time it was on the wall. I picked threads off the back constantly. I pressed and picked more threads. I'm sure there's still lots of little red threads on the back!

Next up, Sandy E. will custom quilt it. Then we'll be able to photograph it and sell tickets to help support The Quintessential Quilt 2015, a month-long juried & judged show that will hang in the University City, MO, library during October.

Linking up with Judy at Patchwork Times for Design Wall Monday. Check out all the other inspiring design walls over there.


  1. What a beautiful quilt! Your borders look great, and it will be fun to see it finished.

  2. Ooo, that white border's gonna get some fantastic quilting treatment! Bout the only way I can do 'peaky & spike' is paper-pieced. The ladies all did a great job, including you!

  3. Oh, Jan, it looks wonderful! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  4. Looking beautiful. You had one of the harder parts to working on this quilt IMHO. I think that is my least favorite job of making quilts.

  5. Jan, this quilt is just stunning! And I agree with Dar.... you have the most difficult part! Just beautiful.

  6. Such a beautiful quilt. The guild did a great job. I hesitate to use white background for just the reasons you state. It doesn't seem to matter how careful you are, it will come back from quilting with red threads showing through!

  7. I have always loved this pattern with the illusion of curves. It is beautiful. How fun to be part of the amazing project.

  8. That's a really nice looking quilt.,it will be love
    Y when quilted