So last night I decided to get the borders on my Bibelot. I got the yellow border on then realized I didn't have enough blue daisy fabric. (BTW, I have, somewhere in my house, five yards of the blue daisy fabric. Can't find it anywhere.) DH was amused watching me hunt for the fabric and commented that I must have put it in a safe place. You know the safe place, where you put something so you won't lose it and then you lose it anyway? Ah, well. I'm off to JoAnn's for more during lunch today.
I started stitching on my first Sweet Stitches by Kathy Schmitz. It went really quickly. I started it Saturday afternoon and finished around 3:30 on Sunday afternoon. I've still got to add the little swallows and make the border. I'm really liking this!
So Susie may have been onto something! This doesn't look bad at all. It currently measures 87 x 58 as it lies in pieces. When sewn together it will be a bit smaller. I may do a stop border to go next to the binding. So my goal now is to make all the blocks I will need-seven maybe?
It's a finished top. Well, I say finished. I'm going to have to shorten the top and bottom borders-I think they are too long to fit the batting! I bought a twin size batting on sale for this quilt. Still need to make the back and then I can send if off to Karen the Quilter.
So I was totally stuck on my Camp Peanuts quilt for Tig. As I lay awake with insomnia the other night the first step occurred to me: Take the Darn Borders Off! This is how it looked with the borders on. I mistakenly put these on thinking I was further along than I was. (Wishful thinking!)
So I took the borders off. Kind of a fresh start like. Not bad. If this was for a baby or toddler I'd probably stop here.
I had made several blocks, meaning to use them before adding the borders. Should I add them to the top or the sides? My friend Susie recommended that I use them on the side and add the previously removed borders to the top and bottom. That might just work. I'll lay it out tonight. I'll probably remove the red sashing between the existing blocks. In any case, more blocks must be made!