Sunday, January 28, 2007

I Couldn't Resist This Photo Opportunity

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.


  1. If you would not of said the last border was not planned I would not of known. It looks like it belongs!

    Great idea to take the photo outside with the snow.

  2. I like the stripes around Frosty as they frame him.
    I am so happy to see you loving your project. I am like you-I get so into something I don't get dressed until after 1.
    I agree-the quilt looks great in the snowscape.

  3. I love seeing your quilting projects as they progress. I am really liking how this one is turning out.

  4. I love the quilt it looks great. I like the new border that you added.

  5. I think it looks so beautiful Zoey! I wish I knew how to quilt but it's something I've never attempted. It's funny, before even seeing your update, I was thinking it would look nice to add more of the stripe border around the outside border! lol Hugs xox

  6. Hi Zoey,
    Love the quilt against the snow! You did a great job..
    Glad the update to beta went well. Are you finding it easier? I know it seems that way to me..

  7. Well, I think he looks great AND it's your original design! I don't blame your sister for buying the quilting machine (though I didn't know there was such a thing).

    I cross-stitched a quilt top in the '70s and I never got around to getting it quilted for about 5 years. My mother-in-law sent it to some quilting circle friends in Kansas and those ladies charged about $75. And that was 30 years ago!

  8. I like the quilt as it is - stunning comes to mind. I love seeing what you are doing with your quilting. I particuarly like your paper peicing - not something I have mastered, but I might have to as I want to make a sampler quilt and I found the perfect border - except for the fact it's paper peiced. Any tips on how to do paper peicing the easy way and can I pop over and sit and watch you sew???.....vbg.

    PS Swap you snow for heat - it's looking like we might get a dust storm shortly. arrrrrrr.....good thing I didn't dust wasn't it.


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