Union Square ~ Quilt Top

Union Square ~ Quilt Top

I spent much of the rainy day here yesterday at my sewing machine. I finished up my Union Square quilt blocks and then started playing with a layout. I mentioned earlier that I didn’t have a lot of the background fabric, so I wasn’t feeling very confident that I would come up with something I really liked.

Union Square ~ Quilt Top

After stitching the blocks together, I decided it needed a border to make it pop. And it turns out, I had the perfect print. The blue canvas border is from Rain Walk by Anna Graham of Noodlehead, called Ripple in Navy.

Union Square ~ Quilt Top

I cannot wait to show you how it looks all laid out. Sorry for the “sneak peeks”, but it’s such a great effect that I don’t want to spoil the final reveal. I plan on quilting it soon, although I just love it on the design wall right now.

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22 Comments

  1. Reply

    Jane Franks

    April 7, 2016

    Wow! That border is fabulous! Wonderful collection of blues! Well done!

  2. Reply

    Sharon

    April 7, 2016

    Beautiful ! Love the fabrics,pattern and layout.

  3. Reply

    Amy L

    April 7, 2016

    You are spot on – that border is perfect for your blocks. Looking forward to the big picture.

  4. Reply

    Sarah

    April 7, 2016

    Looks like it’s going to be a stunner. Can’t wait to see the full reveal!

  5. Reply

    Robby

    April 7, 2016

    This looks like it’s going to be terrific. Isn’t it funny how having restrictions put on us sometimes really brings about the best results?

  6. Reply

    Barbara Macey

    April 7, 2016

    In my opinion, you’ve a great eye for mixing the unusual rather than the staid, ho-hum in your quilts. Your blog is the first I open each day; wondering what you’ve done now! The Union Square blocks really jump out with the addition of the border.

    Good for the adventurers spirit you present. Your ventures gives me the nudge I sometimes need to step outside the box. Thank you.

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    Verena

    April 7, 2016

    The sneak-peek looks already very promising! Looking forward to the reveal!

  8. Reply

    Anne Beier

    April 7, 2016

    I love this quilt. I shy from blues. But you’ve inspired me!!

    • Reply

      Anne Beier

      April 7, 2016

      Hi Faith,
      Do you have or will you have a pattern for this quilt?
      Thanks.
      Anne

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    tisha @ quiltytherapy

    April 7, 2016

    Excited to see the final reveal.

  10. Reply

    Linda

    April 7, 2016

    Gorgeous!!

  11. Reply

    anna

    April 7, 2016

    oh yayyyyy! Loooks so pretty! And thanks for using Rain Walk. 🙂

  12. Reply

    LIDIA

    April 7, 2016

    Good idea and good fabric!
    Waiting for the final result. :))))

  13. Reply

    Sophie

    April 7, 2016

    I love your fabric choice, especially the background ! Can’t wait to see the result !

  14. Reply

    Joyce

    April 7, 2016

    I love the border. It is a real eye catcher and makes your quilt pop! I am anxious to see the finished quilt.

  15. Reply

    rosa

    April 7, 2016

    Can´t wait to see it reveled.

  16. Reply

    kathy

    April 7, 2016

    Wow! Love the colors and blocks!!! can’t wait to see it done! Will you have a pattern available for it? would love it!

  17. Reply

    Anja @ Anja Quilts

    April 7, 2016

    The border is beautiful. That’s an awesome print. Good luck with quilting.

  18. Reply

    Carolaj

    April 7, 2016

    I just love this quilt! The crisp white really makes the blue pop!
    Can’t wait to see the whole thing. Super job.

  19. Reply

    Daryl

    April 8, 2016

    Beautiful Faith – I love the canvas border. That’s my favourite fabric from Anna’s collection

  20. Reply

    Siobhan

    April 8, 2016

    Ooh, beautiful! I hope you’ll do a pattern for this please! I can’t wait to see the final reveal!

  21. Reply

    Corie Greene

    April 9, 2016

    Beautiful fabric choices and your piecing is purr-fect! I can’t wait to see it finished.

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