Decisions, decisions…

Consensus among commenters and my kids is this quilt needs BORDERS.

I thought a nice chunky border (on the right, above) would be awesome but now I’m leaning towards the narrower border (left, above). It’s a small quilt. Scale and proportion are important. And this will save me a trip to the fabric store. Is that a good thing though?

This pale grey on white is actually a 108″ wideback which feels very odd cutting small pieces out of.

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And if you noticed a weird password encrypted post earlier today, don’t fret. All is well. The learning curve is steep sometimes.

 

Decisions, decisions…

Baby quilt

Husband worked at a temporary assignment for most of last year, and became good friends with his co-worker. Her first is a couple of years younger than W, my youngest, and the co-worker was trying to have another kid. After many false starts and dashed hopes she had a girl a week ago!

I get to make another quilt! I love making quilts (of course) but ones that have a purpose are the best.

I saw this one in January:

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This is one of Rebecca Bryan‘s quilts, from a trunk show.

Edited to add: Rebecca shared this one here and blogged about it here.

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Then I saw this one from Sotak Handmade a few weeks ago. The note on the bottom is my info for recreating it. But it’s originally a free pattern from Amy Smart of Diary of Quilter.

Loved the same star and similar colours in both quilts, so I bought fabric late Sunday and made this version this morning:

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Borders? Quilting design? Will decide tomorrow. Opinions welcome in the mean time.

 

Linking up with Let’s Bee Social! and Needle and Thread Thursday. And Quilter in the Closet who is also doing sawtooth stars.

Baby quilt

What a weekend!

Saturday was “national quilting day” or “world-wide quilting day” or some such made up non-holiday holiday. Whatever. I worked and then came home. The kids were amusing themselves and dinner time was a ways off so I laid out my polaroid blocks, trying this layout.

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I was pretty happy with it and fiddled and rearranged and generally had a pretty good time.

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And then it was time for dinner so I took this picture, threw it on instagram, packed up the blocks, and cooked dinner. Saturday night, around 6:30. The only hashtag I used was #polaroid. And everyone went nuts for it! My phone alerts have been going bat-shit crazy ever since then. In forty eight hours I’ve had ~55 new followers and over 350 likes. My normal is around 20-40 likes, so this is huge. I’m just totally baffled. And thrilled. Absolutely thrilled.

I do like this layout lots. I just have to sew all the things together now.

What a weekend!