Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Getting closer........

I sewed the border blocks into strips to see how much I need to add to them to make them fit.  I haven't pressed them yet but it looks like 1/3 of a block will finish the 2 side borders and 2/3 block on the top and bottom.  I moved it over to a double design wall and it looks like I put it upside down to the way it was on the single wall.  I guess a throw size doesn't really have a top or bottom so it doesn't make any difference. 

I cut more pillowcases for the church project (every 2 weeks I need a batch) and quilted 2/3 of one of the crosses quilts.  Today is going to be a busy day so I don't know how much I'll get sewn.  Hopefully I'll finish the quilting while I watch 3 hours of TV tonight.

20 comments:

Jackie said...

You had a busy day! Almost there on the quilt and it looks fantastic!

Sewing Junkie said...

Looks wonderful. I need today to get back in the sewing room and get the kids quilts all pieced. One almost done and another to cut out and sew. Have a Great Day. Chris

hetty said...

You were busy, but it looks fantastic!

Diane said...

OH that's looking terrific-love the border

Pat B said...

I've enjoyed seeing your interpretation of this quilt evolve. The border adds to the interest factor. Thanks for sharing your talents with us. I like that Kaffe, at times, uses standard, simple patterns and makes them outstanding with his fabrics.

Jayne said...

I love it! This inspires me to get busy on some of my Kaffe scraps! Thanks for sharing!

Sheila said...

I am thoroughly enjoying this quilt come together. It is AWESOME! An explosion of colorful squares. I'm going to say to you what my mother always says to me when I finish a quilt, "You're not going to give this one away toooo, are you?"

Elaine M said...

WOW! Just love all the color. Wonderful border.

Cheryl Arkison said...

This is a neat pattern. A few secondary patterns and so much movement between the border and main part. Nice!

Needled Mom said...

It really does have such wonderful colors moving through the quilt.

Anonymous said...

The border like all of your creations is the "frosting on the cake." It just pulls the piece into a spectacular finish.

I smile when you tell us you quilt while watching programs on t.v. we all know you listen more than just sit there and watch.

J~MT

Becky said...

I love to watch your quilts come together. I know Kaffe's quilt doesn't have a stop border, but one would look great on this quilt, and could even out the size for border blocks. Either way it is so beautiful. I love color, and you do it so well!

Cathi said...

What fun this one is to look at!!! The border is the crowning touch!

Muddling Through said...

I REALLY like this one. It just gets better and better. I just like to see you weaving your color sense into these quilts!

christijowinter933@yahoo.com said...

Am so glad you decided to add the 9-patch border. It frames the quilt nicely.

What's the 3 hrs. of tv tonight? If it's Dancing with the Stars, how can you watch and sew at the same time? I will be glued to the DWTS finale, so no sewing for me. Maybe knitting if I work on a project I can knit without looking.

Frieda said...

Just fabulous!!

Barbara Strobel Lardon said...

This has turned out fabulously!

Leslie said...

Well, you've certainly had a prolific few days of activity, haven't you? I like the "dancing diamonds" that appear in this quilt. Enjoy and have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Leeann said...

How about adding small inner border, so then you can add 2/3 of a block into the gap. That way you will be able to keep the light/dark placement of the blocks. Hope that makes sense!

Cape Pincushion said...

Wow, its looking good!