Monday, February 4, 2013

Surrounded by Vines

Wouldn't it be fun to live in
a cottage covered in vines.

This poor place looks like it might have been a victim
of too many vines.

Vines can be an interesting vertical design element in a garden
even add vertical interest to quilt borders.

I've been continuing to work on the quilt
Midnight Silhouette.

The outside borders are appliqued vines that 
surround the center appliques and pieced blocks.
The bias tape maker is my "go to" tool
for making bias stems.

 The Roxanne's Glue Baste narrow tip
works perfectly adhering those narrow strips
 to the background fabric.

These vines have just a gentle curve.

When  a pattern is primitive style,
the leaf placement can be left up to the quilter
to see what looks best.

Balancing the colors of leaves is also
important and
the simple leave designs are fun and easy 
to applique.

Appliqueing a couple leaves a day is all it took
and the first border is already complete.

I've just had to imagine sitting in my vine covered  cottage,
with a warm fire,
a glass of something good to sip, and 
stitching on my vine border.
Until Next Time-


  1. I love the colors in this quilt.
    Roxanne's glue and the tip on it do not get along with me. I have tried doing what the directions say to keep the tip from clogging and it still clogs.

    1. I spend time washing and cleaning that tip. I blow through it, like a mini blow gun, and rinse. And repeat and repeat....

  2. I blow through the tip, too! Your quilt is looking so gorgeous!

  3. Great quilt, I need to get started on mine ! Love the toilet roll, good idea to get one more use out it ;)