"It takes ages to finish a quilt you're not working on!"

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Peacock CQ block finally finished off!

Well, here it is - finished at last! I dread binding things; I always seem to make a mess of them, so I took my block up to my friend Cheryl in Hurstbridge, who is MUCH better than me at anything to do with patchwork! She looked at the fabrics I'd chosen for the border and binding, and shook her head. "Nah...they don't really go. Let's try this" and she produced some strips of fabric that she had left over from a quilt she'd just finished. Within half an hour my block was complete with orange border, purple binding, and backing. Thank you Cheryl - you're a great mate!

4 comments:

Miss 376 said...

Wow, Gina, that's beautiful. I probably wouldn't have thought of it, but that orange border is perfect

Doreen G said...

I agree Gina the orange border is perfect and the purple one just finishes it off.

Maddie Can Fly said...

So pretty and it is done! That must give you a great feeling of accomplishment. I agree with everyone else, your friend has a great eye in picking your borders for you.

Cathy said...

Gina, OH SO BEAUTIFUL@ I love the peacock!!! Whatever or whoever picked the fabrics, it works! Also, I love the laces and beading! First the Sunbonnet and now this beautiful crazy patch!!! :)