Sunday, July 13, 2008

Earth Shattering Decision

Yes, that's what I've made - an earth shattering decision. Here's the latest progress on my blue and white quilt:

The pattern for this has two different border options and I can't decide which one I like best. If I was so inclined, I could probably sketch them out in EQ5 but since it would probably take me longer to do that than to sew them on, I've made a decision. Instead of making one large bed quilt, I'm making two lap size quilts, then I can try a different border on each one. What you see above is the finished size of one, minus the borders.

I had in mind the perfect border for this - something like this - minus the quarter:

I used to have some of this - in fact, I used to have a lot of this, but now that I want it, I don't have any left - it's Northcott's Abbey Road. When I couldn't find anything similar, I did buy something that will work, but I keep second guessing myself. I could also see a nice blue and white toile border working....

It's pretty sad when the highlight of my day is trying to decide on a fabric. I keep wondering when, if ever, life is going to get back to normal around here, but I don't think it's going to happen anytime soon.


rianammerman said...

Life will get back to normal. Either that or your concept of normal will shift. Either way, things settle down and smooth out. I went through over two years of hell with Jim and his illnesses, which are still ongoing I might add, but I've adapted to it.

I think a Toile would be pretty as a backing.

Canadian Gail said...

Love your quilt. Such an interesting star, and a great way to use up "same colorway" scraps.

SandyQuilts said...

So pretty. I might have to change my mind on "white" and "stars". LOL