Thursday, January 15, 2015

Bordering.......

I spent a good part of December putting borders on quilt tops that had been waiting for their finish.  This is one more that needed a border.  It is the mini Soul Searching (from Kathy Doughty's book).  I had the leftover 1.5" wide strips in my main floor studio for over a month so yesterday was the day to tackle it.
This is one border of 3 rows added to the top of the piece.













Now I have both borders sewn on and this piece is about 42" square.  Here is the post where I showed the whole top before the borders were added.

Now I have to decide which 2 other pieces to finish before the 20th (second 10 days in January).  Since the art quilters are coming Monday and my TAW class is Tuesday, I only have until the 18th.  Since there are 31 days in January maybe I can steal the extra day and tack it onto this group of 10.  Also fit in there cleaning the basement, baking 2 batches of cookies and sewing another strata for demonstration purposes, my great grandson's baptism and first birthday party (for which I'm helping my granddaughter with the cupcakes).

11 comments:

Beth said...

Its always good to have a list of 'want tos'... kinda gives us a reminder.... when there are so many other 'fun' things that might make us wander from the straight and narrow!!!

Sewing Junkie said...

Your social calender is quite full there. Maybe if you don't sleep you can get it all done. Chris

Rebecca Stevens said...

You will get it all done. I have never seen anyone able to accomplish all you do in just one day!! Still want this book and pattern love it! Thanks for sharing and enjoy all your days.

Linda Swanekamp said...

I am glad you had the strips. They look perfect with that quilt because they hold the eye in on the color shapes instead of bleeding off the edge.

patty a. said...

That is quite a list you have going!

Hedy Hahn said...

Love your new border and I know you will get more quilt tops done. Yesterday I sat down with sweet husband and told him "If you fail to plan, then you plan to fail". We had many things we needed to set some time lines and we did accomplish it. Guess we are alike in making our plans real.

Synthia said...

You are one busy lady!!!

Needled Mom said...

That is a great border for the mini Soul Searching. What is the finished size of it?

Cathi said...

That border is so perfect for the quilt! Love the black and white prints - they make it so interesting!

Muddling Through said...

Wanda you are amazing, and I feel like a complete slug. Good for you! You can do it!

Mystic Quilter said...

Lovely collection of neutrals in this quilt!