Saturday, July 25, 2009

My BIL is leaving for home today, and life will start to get back to "normal" again. Whatever "normal" may be.
I'm afraid I didn't get much done while he was here, but I am making some progress on the "Sweet Nostalgia" blocks. I have finished designing all 12 of the blocks (unless I change my mind again,lol) and have embroidered 2 of them. I will be able to show you a sneak peak soon.

One thing I did accomplish was to replace the inner border on my "Roses In Dresden" quilt.
Remember, I had sent the quilt up to Vikki to be quilted a while ago, but due to some unforseen events she was delayed in quilting it, fortunately! I had never been happy with the red inner border I had used, and the more I thought about it, the more I disliked it. So, back it came, and some serious "unsewing" was done.

Here are photos of the before and after.

What do you think?


Dolores said...

I like it much better now. The red too away from the dresdens. Now you focus on the central flowers.

Pat said...

The before is nice but I love the after. I agree with Dolores! Great job.

Solstitches said...

Well, I had liked it before but now I see that you did the right thing in taking the red border out.
It looks fabulous now.

Ivory Spring said...

Hi Dorothy,

Your new and improved Dresden looks BEAUTIFUL!

I love your designs...

Thank you for visiting and leaving the kind comment. I love hearing from you.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

I like it much better too - it just seems to blend better. Lovely design.

antique quilter said...

so much better!
and I love red, but this quilt looks great without the red..
makes the center more dominate
I like that
great job

Sue said...

I like your version. That is a beautiful quilt, it looks like it took a lot of work.

Anonymous said...

Hello Dorothy,

I hope you had a great Sunday.

To answer your question, yes, I do use my Bernina to quilt my quilts. In fact, I use my Bernina to quilt all my quilt (including a 94" square quilt I did for Quiltmaker last year). It is really quite doable with the BSR.

Carrie P. said...

Seeing them both side by side I really do like the "after" better. Can't wait to see the quilting when it is done.

Anonymous said...

Hi Dorothy,

I love that story you shared about your aunt finishing your grandmother's stitcher. That is so precious sweet.

Deb said...

I actually liked the red but also like the green..seriously I love the whole quilt. The green is quieter but the red blended with the roses more.. both look lovely either way.. but a quilters gotta do what a quilters gotta do and if it means unsewing..well it was worth it.. loveley either way

Joyce Royse said...

Your instincts are good. I've noticed another quilt where you changed an inner border ( Vintage Tiles) and in both cases, made a big improvement. What a lot of work, unsewing! I'm impressed.

Dorothy said...

Thank you Joyce. It was a lot of work, but I'm glad I did it.
My instinct at the outset was it wasn't right, but I was trying to force myself to do something different.

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