My original thoughts for borders on my Dresden Plate Quilt were something like this:
ABOVE: Option 1.
ABOVE: Option 3!
WELL? What do ya think?
It is very simple, it doesn't detract from the 'main' part of quilt, and I love it. And it's not going to take me long to get it done either, and that makes me breathe a sigh of relief!
I shall be making a full set of 4 matching pillowcases too. Like illustrated above. The fabric is just draped over the pillows in the photo.
Today? Staying home and sewing... OF COURSE!
We have had a really nasty night, gale force winds and rain. Being in the garage made it a bit noisy AND windy! There is a 'flap' type opening to the attic above the garage, and in the wind it clatters and bangs like mad, so Stew opened it. So, every time there was a particularly strong blast of wind, we got blasted too! Luckily, I didn't find it too cold, or I'd be mega crabby this morning.
We can't have that can we? lol
I've been doing various household jobs this morning, and hope to get to the quilt this afternoon. Very excited to think it is going to be finished soon.
BLONDIE: I LOVE the new look. I'm not doing it so I can finish the quilt quickly, I'm doing it like that because I really like it. I'm so thankful I've had lots of time to think and re-think the borders.
Before I embark on a long session in my sewing 'room', I'm doing something for Stew. It's not something I would usually do... so I hope he's pleased.
Any guesses??? *smiles*
Two clever tarts! Yes, I did some ironing of Stew's. I LOATHE ironing shirts, but I did his cos ... well... I had the iron out?
Just (finally) caught up on all the taped episodes of Home and Away... yaaa.
Now, back to the sewing...
Would you believe I have been sewing for ... like.... 6 hours straight! And I've got to the stage where I can actually sew the border onto the quilt?
I did a 'little' something to the border and didn't leave it all blue after all.
It's a woman's prerogative to change her mind eh?
I didn't even do much, but it still took me bloody hours!
I doubt I will get it finished tonight now.
Maybe by midday tomorrow it will be done... I hope!
Then I will make the pillowcases. THEN I can really relax, knowing that the MAJOR UFO in my stash is DONE DONE DONE.
End of Day: I can honestly say I'm tired! And that's weird as I was on me butt almost all day!
Oh well. It's now 9.15 pm and I might just have my dinner now.