I can't think of a more perfect setting to show you my latest border additon to this quilt.
This is the first time I've used words on a quilt. It was fun.
I so wish I had not put those first borders around the snowman. Too late now, so I will have to figure out some way to make them look like they belong. It would be nice if, just once, I would figure out the quilt design, BEFORE, I start sewing. But I never do and probably never will.
I will also change the butttons. Since I am not using the teal colored fabric, I will switch to black. I am waiting to do that until after the quilting is done.
1:15 p.m. Update: I've been working on this ALL DAY! I am not even dressed yet! On one hand it's wonderful to get so involved in a project; on the other, I really have a lot of other work I should be doing.
I've added more of the inner border fabrics and I think it's better now. My plan is to add 3 more of the snowman blocks across the bottom. I will work on them next week.
Debbie, it's the first borders (the stripes) that I wished I had not put on. I thank you so much for your comment. It means a lot when another quilter thinks it looks O.K. I've mentioned here before that I really don't know any quilters in my non-blogging life. Sometimes it would be nice to have a quilter friend to bounce ideas off of. So if any of you quilters wander on in here, please don't hesitate to offer advice. I am no expert and would appreciate honest advice. Like, "Yo! Zo! What the heck were 'ya thinkin' with those loud stripes?" LOL.
My life without quilter friends may be changing soon. My sister recently bought a "Little Gracie" quilting machine. . . Don't ask... I know it's weird to buy such an expensive machine before you even know how to quilt, but she has no desire to hand quilt, so she bought it and is now teaching herself to make patchwork quilts. She knows how to sew and is crafty, so she's learning fast. I may ask her to machine quilt this one. I am still working on handqulting the one I made last year. Machine quilting would sure speed things up!
On the other hand, I am in no hurry to finish. As you can see I already have one snowman quilt.
I am so glad you stopped by to visit my garden. I garden in lower northern Michigan (zone 5) in far less than ideal conditions. I have too many pine trees, too much shade, too many rocks, herds of hosta-munching deer and rabbits who think my lilly buds are gourmet appetizers. I am by no means an expert in horticulture or garden design--just an amateur with a shovel and a passion. My garden changes daily during the summer and I will be updating frequently.
During the winter months, I blog about my favorite cold-weather hobby--quilting and just my everyday musings.
I hope you enjoy your visit, and that you will come back soon.