Monday, October 23, 2017

Borders!

I leave off borders whenever possible, but I was told that this quilt needs them....and I agree. Now that they're on, they make things more symmetrical.  


Should I not admit that the only reason I did get around to putting them on is because I needed to see how much of the blue fabric I had left to use in another project?

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Ten Skeins of Embroidery Floss

You know how sometimes you see a project and need to start it right that second?  A couple of days ago, I stumbled across one of those. I've been limiting myself to one cross-stitch project at a time, but this one only uses ten colors and should be a quick stitch and I want to do it right now.  


The plan was to pick up the floss at Walmart so I could start working on it Wednesday night. I knew their selection of DMC was limited, but they didn't have a single one of the colors the pattern calls for. We got home and I dug through the sewing room. I've got hundreds of skeins of floss, but only five of the colors I needed.

This isn't a project that's going to allow for substitutions.

Friday, I made time to stop at Joann's and picked up the last of the colors. This whole thing was a lot more work than it should have been, just to pull the floss together. But I'm still excited about it.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

The Quilting Helps


I'm not sure exactly how much the wobbly quilting helps draw attention away from the poorly matched corners, but at least the whole thing is more stable now that it's quilted. And I am still having fun with the process...

Friday, October 20, 2017

Let's Make Baby Quilts! {10/20/17}


Let's Make Baby Quilts Linky Party Rules: 
Link directly to your post or specific Flickr photo. Your post can be about a baby quilt that's finished, or in progress, or you can be writing about what you have planned,  as long as it's about baby quilts. You're welcome to link to baby quilt posts that aren't brand new, but please don't submit the same post or picture more than once. I'd love it if you linked back to my site, either with a text link or the Let's Make Baby Quilts! button.





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