Tuesday, February 12, 2008

It Started as a Small Project

I thought I'd just make 4 blocks to use as a throw on the back of the sofa.

Somehow it turned into twelve blocks and it's 3 ft by 4 ft long! So now I will just have to add a border or two and it will be big enough to curl up with a good book on a lazy spring afternoon.

I like the pink bandana fabric in this block that I made before going to work this morning:

The center is almost identical to the whole block.

I wish had more of that bandana fabric for a border, but alas, I don't. I guess I should make the border so it finishes the pink square. Hmmm....will have to think about the options.

Can you tell that some of the green fabric in the center is wrong side up? I didn't think it was very noticeable, so I left it.

I can't believe tomorrow is Wednesday already! Just three more work days until the weekend is here again.

I really need to spend some cleaning time in my sewing room. I have pink, black, tangerine and lime fabric pieces all over the place. Hopefully, I can get the border done by the weekend so I can put the remaining fabric away.

I've been thinking of my blog friend, Betty. She is in Mexico right now probably having a Margarita as the sun sets............ahhhhhhhhhh, doesn't that sound wonderful? I hope you are having a great time, Betty!

For all the rest of us who are shoveling snow in below zero wind chills, the best we can hope for is slightly warmer temps for hump day.

(just in case someone has never heard that expression - "hump" day is Wednesday -- the middle of the week -- getting over the hump....)

Good night everyone.


  1. I am so glad I found your blog...your quilts brighten snow covered days! I come from a family of quilters, but have never made one myself. You are inspiring me to dream that maybe I too can make something beautiful from my stash of material!

  2. You've been stitching happy here! What a great way to spend a snowy afternoon or evening.
    I want to do some sewing one of these days. Thanks for the inspiration.

  3. Seems like making quilt squares is a lot like eating peanuts! You can't stop at one! I'm liking the pink quilt and I do like the bandana fabric,

  4. Those blocks are absolutely stunning. I can't wait to see what you do for the borders.

  5. Lisa, welcome. You csn do it! Starting the first project is the hardest part.

    Dianne, your welcome. I would love to see the project you decide to do.

    Jean, I never thought of it that way, but I think you're right! LOL.

    Calidore, thank you very much. I have no idea at the moment what I will do????????????

  6. Calidore,
    After I posted that comment, I went back and looked at the quilt to start thinking of borders.

    I know exactly what it should be! First border will finish off the square -- just a 4.5 inch block of two triangles......EASY. But the last border should be the tiny little 4.5 inch center stars--ALL THE WAY AROUND THE QUILT. It would be perfect---but it would take almost 60 of them. That would be crazy....sheer crazy.......wouldn't it? Oh, dear, God help me if I am crazy enough to attempt that!

  7. You can do it Zoey...because you're quilt crazy!!!
    Take some time off from quilting today to spend with your valentine!!

  8. Suzy, you are probably right about that! But I'm not sure even I am THAT crazy. LOL. I can't quilt tonight because we have to go get our taxes done. Not very romantic, is it? That's OK, though as we already did the Valentine thing last weekend.

  9. Oh yes, the pink bandana makes the quilt pop!
    You have a great eye for color grouping Zoey!


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