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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Border decisions

I decided on a scrappy border for my little red baskets quilt, and I thought these blocks would be fun to use...
hmmm... that's not quite the look I like for this little quilt. 

I like the idea of that block design because the thin inserted strips echo the shape of the basket handles.  For some reason, though, I'm not too fond of that white background.  I think I must have limited myself too much when I used those medium-blue cornerstones in there; but I'm not taking them out, the quilt's not worth the time. 

Now I'm wondering should I go with a darker blue background with the inserted strips, or maybe green?  Or maybe some scrappy flying geese.

I'll have another go at it and see what it looks like with a different design. 

Today seems to be perking along okay - the garbage man actually put my can back in front of my fence; my neighbor shot some water over onto my drooping porch plants; it's not too-too hot and I've turned off the window air and I'm using ceiling fans.  Truth be told, I'm not crazy about window AC, never have been a big fan of it, so to speak.

So now I have to fix a salad for lunch then make a yogurt run because the prices change tomorrow - I try to buy the Light n Fit when it goes on special, although they raised the price a few weeks ago.  They even increased the price on the STORE brand, can you imagine?  I like the Giant brand; it's been 50 cents a carton since I can remember, and it used to go on sale for something like 40 cents.  Now they have the nerve to charge the same price as for the Light n Fit! 

What can ya do?   Sew forth and sew on til later


  1. I like the idea of the scrappy flying geese. Maybe 2 rows with the thin narrow strip separating the rows. Just a suggestion.

  2. I think your border blocks deserve their own quilt..It will be interesting to see what else you come up with.....

  3. I like the border blocks, but I think you need a bit more color. I like the idea for the flying geese border...go for it.


  4. I like those light blocks. Maybe with a dark outer border.....
    I'm sure you will come up with the perfect solution.


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