I have developed a new rule for myself…
No decisions are to be made after dark… at least no quilt making decisions can be made after dark.
I’ve spent each evening this week up in the studio working on several things – one of which was the 4 Patch Stacked Posie I had shown you before. I had planned to use the border print in that collection as the border. I had an inner border fabric cut and added to the border print and after putting one side on the quilt (I had planned to miter the corners) – it just looked like it was going to be too much… too heavy… or so I thought at the time… late Thursday evening. So I whacked it off even with the edges and put a block of inner border fabric in the corners. It was late Friday afternoon by the time I finished the corner blocks and got the borders all around.
IT LOOKED AWFUL… truly awful. I took a picture… and it’s so awful I won’t even show you. (I don’t mind telling how stupid I was – but I’m not going to give you a visual to go with it.) I sat last night and tried to figure some solutions – and after a couple hours of pondering this that and the other… I got out my seam ripper and took it off. Already it looks better! Those who know me know that one of my quilting mantras is… “I haven’t met a border I can’t screw up”. I am, if nothing else, consistent.
Today when the icy roads melt up – I’ll run out to the shop and pick up another couple yards of border print.
Other projects… Last weekend I started a table runner out of the recent Kim Diehl’s Simple Graces book. This picture is with the machine appliqué done (not a great picture) – it is now quilted and I’m stitching the binding down – so another picture will follow at a later date.
Raise your hands if you are tired of winter… yep that’s what I thought… me too.