Saturday, October 25, 2008
OTR & Baby farm quilt
OK, well I do like my OTR much better now that the flying geese border is on, & I have cut another 2" border to frame out the geese that I think will finish it off nicely- that's a job for tomorrow after church.
I obviously cannot count though because here is the pile of little blocks left over after I had counted & recounted & recounted ad nauseum!
On the other hand my calculations for the FG border were more accurate & I think I have only three FG's left over that will add to my growing collection of orphan blocks. I do wish that I could finally use up all the old odds & ends of scraps but they seem to multiply like rabbits in the drawers!
The applique baby quilt is ready for binding but I have discovered that I do not have sufficient of any one of the quilt fabrics for my preferred double fold binding but I do have a perfect matching stripe that will make a great binding cut on the bias- I think that is the way to go!
It never fails that the moment I lay out a quilt on the floor Miss Button has to come over & stretch out on it-I have heard other quilters/animal lovers say that they have the same experience with their pets so anyone want to hazard a guess as to why our animals do this?
Of course the quilts will be laundered before gifting so I didn't worry about it.
The quilt is from a design by Kookaburra Cottage but as usual I had to make my own revisions- in my opinion recipes & patterns are merely suggestions [unlike the Ten Commandments!] & my imagination is inevitably drawn to additions, subtractions & embellishments! All the fabrics for the top were from my stash, the backing I purchased from thousandsofbolts . When completed the farmer girl will have lace on her coveralls & perhaps a flower on her hat? Hmmmm.....