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Monday, August 15, 2016

Scrappy Checkerboard Borders

It’s border time today and I’ve been sewing my burgundy and white squares together to make a border for the quilt destined for our caravan.  They started off like this.

Lots of little twosies

And have grown to this, long lines of burgundy and white checks.

Growing ever longer

This week I’m working on UFO number One on my List of Six, and this is the final border on the quilt.  I should really lay it all out, see how long I need to make each side, and decide on how I’m going to do the corners.  Decisions, decisions.

The interim name for this quilt is my Caravan Quilt, as I did most of the stitchery blocks while on holiday in our caravan over a period of time.  We would travel in the mornings, do a little sight seeing, and then relax later in the day under a shady tree.  The blokes enjoyed a cool beer each, while I happily stitched away with a coffee to hand.  The flowers and leaves were then coloured using fabric pens, a first for me.

Stitchery block

I’m sure I’ll come up with a more appropriate name before this top is finished – just have to put my thinking cap on.


Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

I love pieced borders! Those colors are pretty. Thanks for linking up!

Kate said...

Jenny, your caravan quilt is beautiful - love the burgundy and white together!!

Nancy J said...

I like it, and super colours that go so well with your stitching.

Maria said...

Your border will look great and I would just keep the 4 patch border in the corners...lol if you make too many could always be for the back or a cushion.......
How about " caravan roses" for the quilt..
Hope you are keeping well.

Louise said...

So pretty! I love the burgundy and white together. Such a classic combination. I think it's great that this will be your caravan quilt! We lived full time for nine years in our motorhome but I wasn't a quilter then. So now I'm filling our boat with quilts!

Maria suggested Caravan Roses. How about Rambling Roses?

Tu-Na Quilts said...

This is the first time I've visited your blog, clicking over from Oh Scrap links. Do you travel in your camper all summer? Karen of Tu-Na Quilts, Travels, and Eats

Janice said...

This will be a lovely quilt when it is finished. I'm sure you will come up with the right name.