Tuesday, March 15, 2011

More Progress

I had some free time this past weekend to do a little bit of work on my quilt.  (If you want to see past pictures/posts, you can see them here.)

I managed to get the sashing around the blocks finished and everything sewn together, but only after I sewed it all together and took it all back apart THREE times!  Nothing was lining up, at all, and it was bugging me.  If it had been 'off' a little bit, I wouldn't have given it a second thought, but that was not the case.




I still needed to make it bigger so I made a black, red and white border to go around it that you can see in the pic below.


I am currently auditioning fabric to make a wide border to go all around, but my choices are limited, and my goal has been to use only what I have on hand and not purchase any new fabric for this project.  We need the finished quilt to be big enough for our bunk in our camper.  (It is currently 48" x 70")  My man says this quilt will scare off the gators and raccoons, it is so bright!  ha ha

12 comments:

Char said...

I love it. The brighter the better!

CharlotteP said...

It's beautiful...but I think the racoons will love those black and white stripes!

Em said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!!!!

mary e said...

i really like what you've done with the bright solid borders to bring it all together. this is ta-da moment for me....it's exactly what my helter skelter quilt needs. the black and white is popping too. LOVE IT,

Nifty Quilts said...

I just love it!! The different color squares that pop out, and then the black and white border. Good show!

sheila 77 said...

This is gorgeous. So I'm not the only one who spends a lot of time taking out sewing, not once but several times. You look at it and think I'll just leave it, but you know it has to come out. Great result.

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

It is so much fun! So great to see you make changes and add things, and find your way with this!
Love the black and white border.... nice touch!

Nancy B said...

Love the black & white border! thanks for the inspiration!

Sujata said...

I love watching the progress on this quilt. Fabulous job!

Phyllis said...

i just love scrap quilts. Love that border too!

Magpie Sue said...

I love the way this has developed! The change in sashing made a HUGE difference - for the better!

Alexis said...

Oooh, this is just too fun! Love that it's a "gator-scarer"! That cracks me up!