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.

3 comments:

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