Sunday, February 26, 2017

Border Works

This past week I took odd moments here and there to finish hand quilting the inner part of my paper-pieced UFO. All along I have had no idea how I would quilt the borders; I went to Grandma's box of templates/stencils and selected one that would incorporate two borders into one twisting design.


Then I remembered that in Grandma's stuff was this pouncer device that uses chalk dust to mark a quilt. Actually, I gave this to her ages and ages - maybe twenty years - ago. (I remember that she told me she didn't care for it too much.) Anyway, I used it to mark the border design.

On the one hand, the chalk dust is pretty messy, which is probably what Grandma disliked about it, but on the other hand, it saves so much time! I can deal with chalk dust; it's probably in my teacher DNA.


The border is prepared and I now have this quilt in a smaller frame. I will spend some of my Sunday working on it. And, since it is time for Slow Sunday Stitching, I will join the fun at Kathy's link party.

Happy Quilting, Friends!

7 comments:

Suzanne said...

I tried the chalk marking method years and years ago too, and didn't care for it, but it looks great on your border. Thanks for sharing.

Deanna W said...

Love my pounce. Yes it is a bit messy but it doesn't quite brush off like chalk dust...it seems to stay.Love that you covered two borders with one stencil...I have done this often as well.

Tanya Quilts in CO said...

I have been thinking about using this chalk method before and was not sure--your feedback makes me think I should try it!

lcscottage said...

Love it or hate it; I love my pounce, too!

Gretchen Weaver said...

The stencil you've used is one of my favorites for quilt borders. Enjoy your stitching!

Deb from frugal little bungalow said...

I used to have that stencil or one like it; now I wonder where it is! :)

Quilter Kathy said...

I have not used this marking method before and am fascinated to watch how it goes for you!