Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Quilty Content Returns

The snow caused a somewhat early dismissal from school today and I got home at about 2:30.  It seemed like a chicken 'n' dumplings kind of a day, so I got that started and then sewed up the remaining dozen nine-patches for Second Hand Clothes.  All 90 are finished now, and all 110 squares are cut and as of today all of the setting triangles are cut.  The border will be that remaining rust-background that looks like the setting triangles.

Next month there's going to be a quilting day at the church, and I'll have space to lay out this queen, move things around to my satisfaction, and -- with any luck -- get most of the diagonal rows sewn.

After dinner I got to thinking about someone I know who is expecting a baby this spring and the fabric I'd bought for a quilt for that little one.  The  mom is my sort of gal -- she doesn't want to know the gender ahead of time.

I had bought a pack of 2-1/2" strips of Kona brights when I bought the dots fabric, and needed only 13 of the twenty that were in the pack.  Now I'm this far along and need to figure out a border.  Am thinking of 2-1/2 inches of the dots and then  a narrower border of the colors and then more dots.

I'm going to sleep on it and decide tomorrow.  I fully expect the marvelous 5:30 a.m. phone call; what is yet to be determined is whether it will be a late arrival or a full closure.  Either way, it's a gift.

4 comments:

Lynda Halliger-Otvos said...

fingers crossed for best outcomes in both cases....

altar ego said...

I love the fabrics above and the baby quilt below. Those colors, and the positioning of the squares, are fabulous!

I also want to send a check for raffle tickets. To whom do I make it out?

Pat said...

Can wait to see the 9 patch! The baby quilt is wonderful. Those colors will catch the baby's eye and make Momma smile. I love the dotty background.

cq4fun said...

Wow, you're really getting going on that one. I have enough of everything, I think, but it's in my second half of the year UFO pile. It isn't old enough yet. Needs to marinate in the other fabrics a while. LOL