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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Quilt top done, almost

Three things to be happy about:
(1) a roll-up-your-sleeves project
(2) a child that makes you proud
(3) framing something you painted

I feel as if my wickedly easy quilt is my child, in a way.  I saw it grow from strips in two sizes, to a great big top, fit for a queen(-sized bed).  And now I get to frame it, when I decide which color to use. 

My design wall space isn't large enough to display the entire quilt top at once, so I tacked it to a doorway to take this picture... take my word for it, the picture doesn't do it credit.  It really is a pretty top.

Now I get to decide how to do the borders; the pattern tells me to use the 2-1/2 x 18" strips I cut from the large blocks but I want to use plain, unpieced fabric - I think the top is busy enough.  I'll let it simmer for a day or two before deciding, but I'll either go with a red inner border or a blue one.  We'll see what we see.

Well, that's it for now... I had some minor surgery done on my foot and at first my toe was numb and I couldn't feel it, but I can now.  You betcha.

Sew forth and sew on til later.


  1. Red just melds a quilt. Oh, make sure you keep that foot up till it heals. Feel better.

  2. Beautiful fabrics! Gosh, when your feet hurt, you hurt all over. Hope your foot feels better soon!


  3. Beautiful Quilt Linda! Now take it easy on your foot and Have Wonderful
    Peace and Blessings
    Cheryl...Snatch JOY~!

  4. Decisions, decisions! I always put the border colors right next to the quilt, and the color that makes your eyes open a little bigger is the one you think looks the best. From what I've heard from people who have had bunion surgery and hammertoe from my mom, they always are surprised at how much longer it took to heal from foot surgery than they thought. Hope you heal fast!

  5. Boy, that was quick. Amazing what retirement will do. I think I would not add any new color but pull something out from among those you have used in the quilt.
    Better take everyone's advice on the foot too. You may need it somewhere down the road.

  6. Borders are always tricky...but my vote is for a red. It keeps the festive flavor, without being too busy. Just my humble opinion!! Hey--could you take a couple close up pictures of the sections also?

    And take care of that foot!! I've never had foot surgery, but I have a family history of bunions...what a lovely gift for the women in my family to share!!
    So, I know my time is coming. So far my bunions don't hurt...but I'm sure they will in time.

    Deb from clutteredquilter.blogspot.com


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