Tuesday, March 6, 2012

It's Growing!

The flimsie I am enlarging for our KS bed now boasts two more borders, growing from 76" to 83.5" square! One is made up from the scraps into a 3" piano key border, the last is that peachy fabric from BJ's stash.

I think it looks ok, don't you? The peachy fabric is a new addition to this quilt but it coordinates nicely. This design was all about adding rows/borders anyway so I think a couple more aren't too odd looking. I wish now though that I had made the peach border a bit wider than 3", I have about 1/4 yard of this fabric left, but oh well, hindsight is 20/20 isn't it? I have no idea yet what to use for the binding but I will deal with that when the time comes.

The fabric for the final border came yesterday, [I found it on eBay at a store in the PNW] but so did some back ordered supplies I have been awaiting in order to longarm a client quilt and that has to be done before my personal sewing.
Then last night I began another quilt project because I need to make a small lap quilt for someone in a wheelchair and everything I have already, is too large or inappropriate fabric design!

Remember this top, using some fabrics from last year's local shop hop? With the addition of a couple of stash fabrics it was sewn up into a pretty top at the fall retreat in CO.There was fabric left over, enough as it turns out for a small lap quilt and the plan is to use the second generation D9P pattern, it will be fast!

Last night I cut 6" squares to make six of these large 9 patches.
They will become 48 second generation blocks.
I will use this brown for the HST effect of the second generation design.
But first, the client's quilt!


Heather said...

The additional borders look great. And yes, there's no problem with it growing in this manner, it's very fitting for this style of quilt.

joanne said...

beautiful! I love the peachy colours and the softness that they add. take care Ros