Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Mid week catch-up


You wouldn't know it by my posts but I have been getting a lot of sewing done! (maybe that is why I haven't been on the computer?)

Anyway, I have put the borders on my blue and white quilt. Are you a borders quilter? I have tried to make quilts without borders but in the end regress and slap one on...just feels more finished to me. Anyway, this is one I did not plan on putting a border on but did mainly because it needed to be about 8 inches longer.
I also pieced a backing for it...I know a little bit of red creapt in! It is on the back so it doesn't really count. I like putting good feeling fabrics on the back of my quilt. I am always check the sale bins at the LQS...I am less concerned with the color then the "hand" of the fabric. I backed a quilt for my Mom with Liberty fabric...that was back when I was working and a bit crazy....

My Double Delight is soooo close to being finished! Only two more strips to put together...if I could just keep Goldie and Brownie away from it for a day it would be done. As it is I have to keep rearranging the blocks every time I leave the room! Incentive to get my design wall up in my sewing room and to stop using the bed...or should that read "their" bed!

Also on the sewing machine...some twist blocks from Bonnie's Superbowl Challenge. Totally by accident I started putting together some 2-1/2 inch strips as leaders and enders. This quilt goes together really fast. Which is good since my favorite nurse from the clinic is leaving in two weeks so she can stay home and take care of her sick Mom and I wanted to finish a quilt for her...she is always talking about taking up quilting.

On the nurse/clinic front...things are a bit scarey. I dont' want to go into it too much but lets just say they have pulled me off of all my meds (yes, even those great pain ones that let me sleep or the ones the let me keep going on bad MS days.) Going infor more tests this afternoon. A big yuck....maybe I will stop at Borders on the way home and get myself a treat...

17 comments:

Valerie said...

I love the "unbalanced" side and top/bottom borders. That's a great look that I wouldn't have thought to try.

Karen said...

The border looks great!

Dionne said...

I love your first quilt, it's fabulous, the colors, the border! Wonderful!! Can't wait to see your finished DD!
Cheers,
Dionne

*karendianne. said...

I agree with you - I am often taken in by the "hand" of the fabric. Of course, that means no ON LINE shopping which is much better for my pocketbook.

Love your quilt, love the blocks, too.

I'm off to the Cat Doctor but he can't go to Borders.

Self Insured Love, *karendianne.

Mary said...

The blues look great - I love quilts without borders but like them with too just depends on the size I need and whether I think a particular quilt looks good without.

Definitely treat yourself to a stop at Borders - hope things go OK at the appt.

Tammy said...

The quilt is just beautiful and I love the border. I agree about borders. Good luck at the doctors and with the meds and all. Hope all goes well!! Take care of yourself!!

quiltmom said...

Hi Siobhan,
I love the blue quilt - there are lots of shade and nice movement. I am a big fan of borders- it always feels more finished to me.

Hope your dr.s appointment was ok and that they will be able to find some things that would help you - especially on the difficult days.

Regards,
Anna

Sharon said...

You didn't just slap any old border on it...you did a great border! Yes, many of my quilts - no, MOST of my quilts have borders on them. It does just seem to finish them off or frame them nicely.

Hope the Dr can help you. Good luck, and definitely go to Borders for a treat!

Gina said...

Your blue and white quilt is lovely. Immaculate borders. I so much like the twist blocks.
Hope all will be well and yes, go to Borders. It's winter, we deserve a good book.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Love the blue and white...probably my favorite colour combo -- but you probably guessed that already ;o)
Sorry to hear they've stripped you of your meds...hope all goes well and that they get the right balance so you can feel "normal" again soon...meanwhile have fun at Borders ;o)

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

no meds at all??? aiyyeee, I hope that's not going to last long. good luck with the tests - I hope you ace them.

Clare said...

Eeeekk! Hope things are ok and they manage to get you back on an even keel.

sewkalico said...

Lots of great quilting happening at your place! Loved the cat bed story - yes get that design wall up they say ;-)
And you deserve a treat! I'm holding thumbs that you're ok.

KimP said...

Good luck at the doctor's/clinic! Hope you get on a some good meds soon!

Anne Marie said...

Love the Blue and white quilt, I too have a thing about borders! I am however learning to do without or using up the scraps for a pieced border. I also love your assistant, we have two lovely feline helpers in our home!!!

Purple Pam said...

Your quilt is great. The borders turned out super. Yes, I do put on borders most of the time. They seem to finish off the quilt for me. But I like quilts without borders. I am just not a rebel in that sense. Hope your visit to the doctor is productive for you. Definitely stop at Borders and get yourse;f a few treats. You deserve them!

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