Colfax with a border…

I just HAVE to share Gretchens quilt with you…I have edited her email to me…she is entering it in a show and needs permission, so I took all of that out…This is probably the BEST thing that someone has added to one of my designs and it is made from my fabric also….I love the border…thought I’d share it with you…Enjoy this beauty!!!! Notice the piping in the binding….so nice…I hope you win Gretchen!!!LB

—–​Hello Lisa
I met you last summer at AQS in Grand Rapids. I bought your kit for Colfax County the year before but decided for my bed I wanted some borders.

so I was purchasing some additional fabric from you last summer. I finally have the quilt finished and have attached a picture.

I hope you enjoy how I added the borders.

I have fabric left and plan to make pillow shams

thank you for your time. I love your items
Gretchen fullP1010845

32 responses to “Colfax with a border…”

  1. Ann P. Avatar
    Ann P.

    Wow – beautiful!

  2. gijane279-Liz Avatar

    Lovely work Gretchen, thank you Lisa for sharing as you know this is one of my favorites

  3. Janice Avatar

    What a beautiful quilt

  4. Karen Seitz Avatar
    Karen Seitz


  5. Joanne Avatar

    This quilt is beautiful. Thanks foe sharing it with us.

  6. Carol huelsman Avatar
    Carol huelsman

    This is beautiful! I hope you win too! Is there a way you could share that border, it’s great!!

  7. lej619 Avatar

    Really pretty!!!

  8. Elaine Avatar

    Really beautiful! I hope you win, too!

  9. Donna Avatar

    Beautiful! I hope you get a ribbon!

  10. Rhonda Skjod McCray Avatar

    Gorgeous! How could it NOT win.

  11. Janet O. Avatar

    It is a gorgeous quilt to start with, and that border takes it up a notch!

  12. Laura Williams Avatar
    Laura Williams

    Your extra little details made a huge impact. Stunning.

  13. Mary Andra Avatar

    It’s absolutely beautiful. Thank you for sharing Lisa. Gretchen best wishes.

  14. Kathy Bahn Avatar
    Kathy Bahn

    This is just beautiful -such lovely additions – your attention to detail is admirable!! Best of luck!
    Thanks, Lisa for sharing with us!

  15. Helen LeBrett Avatar
    Helen LeBrett

    Beautiful quilt, and that border is a wonderful addition!!

  16. Patricia Avatar

    Absolutely amazing!!

  17. Barbara Avatar

    It’s a gorgeous quilt! But I don’t understand why the maker needs permission to enter it in a show. I thought you only needed permission when you were selling the end product.

    1. lisabongean Avatar

      Most quilt shows require the permission of the designer. They like to cover all their bases for legal reasons. Copywriter laws and such.

  18. treadlemusic Avatar

    Looking for the “Love” button!!!!! So gorgeous!!!!

  19. Sharon Ernst Avatar
    Sharon Ernst

    Wow, Lisa!! I LOVE it!! V

  20. Alice Tignor Avatar

    WOW! Lovely..

  21. Linda Avatar

    Wow-wow-wow…I am pulling for her to win too….

  22. quiltfru Avatar

    What a gorgeous quilt! And so soft. That is the kind of quilt, I like. Birgitt

  23. donnalevesque Avatar

    I hope you win too Gretchen! It’s beautiful!,

  24. Donna Pace Avatar
    Donna Pace

    This quilt is absolutely beyond beautiful, Lisa! Thanks for sharing!


    Sent from my iPad


  25. Sarah Avatar

    How to “turn the corner” on a pieced border is often challenging – Gretchen’s “solution” is perfect for this quilt! Well done!

  26. Pat Duddleston Avatar
    Pat Duddleston

    I Made that quilt and love it. The added borders are beautiful and ambitious. I felt the quilt was quite time consuming for me but love it. Good Job to Gretchen.

  27. Sandy Avatar

    love it. Good job Gretchen!

    1. lisabongean Avatar

      It is called Colfax County and you can find both the pattern and a kit available on our website

  28. amyjgm Avatar

    Oh wow. I LOVE it. I definately would have this in my house and to me that is the definition of a good design. Beautiful. What’s the pattern and fo you sell it?

    1. lisabongean Avatar

      Amy…the name of the pattern is Colfax County…and yes we do sell it on our website…thanks

  29. Mary Haberkorn Avatar
    Mary Haberkorn

    Fabulous quilt, wonderful miraculous border. Hope it takes top prize.

    Mary Haberkorn

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