2/18/2016

Finishing "Ala Allie"

There was a time that (like many other stitchers) when I was finishing a set of blocks I was content with adding a simple sashing, border and binding.  But since I have followed Allie Aller for the last few years I could never do that anymore.

Making a incredible focal piece is just a beginning for Allie.  Everything she adds to finish it not only coordinates with the piece, it enhances it and the entire project becomes grander with each addition and most important, it is all in harmony. 

 Her current piece of work has a wonderful floral piece as the center to which she added an embellished CQ border.  That  might be enough for an ordinary person...not Allie. She added another CQ border which would have been extraordinary by itself....not Allie.  She is now adding hundreds of leaves which will require additional hours to the finishing.  When Allie has a vision she never considers the extra work involved.  I so admire the way she finishes everything that now every time I am about to finish something I have conversations with Allie in my head.

The cottage blocks I'm finishing into books is a case in point:





And I think the embellished backings will work beautifully with the cottage blocks especially since most of the blocks have a similar stripe in them... Now I just need to do 13 more...   Thank for the advice Allie!!!



















10 comments:

Allison Aller said...

It is ALL you, Gerry. We are kindred spirits having fun together!

NickiLee said...

Fabulous! Love the block and the backing block will compliment it so beautifully!

DH said...

I love your blocks and I also love you sharing the conversation in your head! Wonderful! Dawn

Annette said...

love the look and the convo you two had I need a Gerry and Allie on my shoulder lol

Renee said...

The discussion you had with Allie in your head led to more gorgeous work! ;)

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

I love the block and backing block. Can hardly wait to see the other 13. :-)

Happy Creating and Stitching ~ FlowerLady

Marilyn said...

So much better than just the plain stripe. Aren't your glad Allie agrees (grin).

margaret said...

this is going to be wonderful so much better/classier with all the added extras rather than the stripe on its own

Susan Elliott said...

You're so wonderful! It was great to "hear" both of you in this post!

Betsy said...

So amazing, Gerry!! Love these blocks!! They are beautiful together!!! Can't wait to see it all!!!!
Hugs, Betsy

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