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.
And if you noticed a weird password encrypted post earlier today, don’t fret. All is well. The learning curve is steep sometimes.
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:
Loved the same star and similar colours in both quilts, so I bought fabric late Sunday and made this version this morning:
Borders? Quilting design? Will decide tomorrow. Opinions welcome in the mean time.
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.
I was pretty happy with it and fiddled and rearranged and generally had a pretty good time.
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.
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