Thursday, August 2, 2012
Hugs and Kisses
Why did I procrastinate? All because I was too lazy to move the stuff off my sewing table. Really!
And I guess part of that was not knowing how to finish it up. Remember I had my friend Longarm Jo quilt the middle? Well she did. That left me with the borders. I figured I could handle that.
When we first started the quilting we talked about feathers in that big border or even quilting around the designs in the fabric.
The only thing I did figure out is that feathers would hide the beautiful fabric. So I procrastinated.
Then I thought about following the fabric, but I realized, I'm just too lazy.
So I quilted straight lines. Easy-peasy and it doesn't distracted from the beautiful border fabric.
1. It's in blues, which I don't have in my stash. Thank goodness I have wonderful quilting friends because over half this fabric came from their scrap piles. And that backing was 2 large pieces given to another friend. Perfect for the backing!
2. I'm a matchy sort of person. I'm the kind of girl who matches her underwear to the clothes (sorry TMI). This quilt used so many colors and so many patterns! But I figured that the smaller the pieces the less they would show. I think they all get along great now, don't you?
But I had to do this for my cousin. If anyone deserves some payback, she does. And hopefully this makes up for any wrongs I've caused her over the years.
Even though this is just a snowballed nine-patch, I've re-named it "Hugs and Kisses". It sounds so much better than glorified nine-patch, don't you think?
Nope, he's still not eating solid food! I'm hopeful that today may be the day.
I have a guild meeting tonight and I would like to go. It's been awhile since I've been out of the house.
Ok, I'm done rambling. Have fun at your machines! I'll be checking on you.
Take care, Brandie