But first, I did some bloopers! on the same border! What is wrong with me???
Last week, I decided to add a border of 6 inches and I wanted it in two different neutral fabric so 3 inches each, right? Easy, right? Oh Bother!!
Comes the weekend and all I could remember was 3 inches and two neutrals so I did this.
Anywho! I ripped the borders.
Cut some more fabric at 3 inches and started to add the borders, again. Then came the outer border of little Broken Dish blocks.
Next morning, I looked at my Friday Night's mess and I decided to remove one pair of Broken Dish instead. Did manage to make a hole in the fabric and had to redo one block. Then sew the border back together and .... Hey! it fits!
♪♫Happy dance♫♪Did the other borders on the other side and yes, I remember to remove one pair of BD block BEFORE sewing it to the quilt. Oh, I am getting SOOOO smart lol. Before the afternoon was over, it was happily dancing in the wind.
Sue Garman's vintage block quilt is a flimsy!! HOORAY!
Yes I did find a better name for it but I'll keep it secret until it is all quilted.
Look at all the lovely borders !! :D It does look good in the sunshine ... or am I just happy to see sunshine?
Anyway, like I said, I did sandwiches.
Pinned the beast down. Oh! my knees are so sore today but I am so glad to see it done.
And look who is sandwiched on the quilting frame! My Ohio Star quilt. No, Take 21 is not completely quilted yet, but since I had to remove it from the frame and couldn't stand seeing the frame empty any longer, I rolled this one onto it. You may notice that I have only 2.5 inches of batting at the bottom of the quilt and not 12 inches !! :-} Oh, I'm getting SOOOO smart! Seeing this one up might encourage me to finish Take 21. I have one and half row to quilt.
Then I sandwiched this little bed rug I've done during Summer of 2013. I used up all the reds, pinks and purples from a jelly roll I had bought a while back. I added a few of my purples and reds. And now it is finally time to sandwich it.
Or is it sandwiched? Do I really want to leave it like that without a border?
If I add a border to it, I'll have to change the backing because that's all I have of that fleece and it just fits so perfectly and it's red to boot. Okay, let me think about this one a little longer.
But this one is sandwiched for sure.
Humble Quilts who so graciously gave us the instructions in a fun Mystery Quilt-a-long. This one is coming with me on my retreat next month, in case I want to do a little hand sewing in the evening or what have you. Because I'm not gonna let go of such a good habit, of sewing before going to bed, just because I'm at a retreat right? Just checking, lol. I chose a toile in very light gray for the backing of Cascadia. I love this piece of fabric and I don't have a lot but I don't mind cutting into it for this little quilt. :-)
So those are the sandwiches I did over the weekend. This week, when I have a little bit of sewing time, I will do this ...
And I hope you will too.
Until next time ...
Linking to Confession of a Fabric Addict for a "Can I Get a Whoop Whoop?"