I kinda like days where I have NO obligations; NO where to be; NOTHING to do
(except, NO ONE is allowed to come to my house right now, unless s/he promises not to pass judgement. It's a DISASTER zone!!!)
I was downstairs at 7AM with no real plan on the day. Somehow....I really can't remember how or why.... but somehow, I found myself in my main carpet area sifting through piles and piles of finished quilts and awaiting flimsies, and collections of centers awaiting borders.
I dug in and pulled out Frost 25, a QOV mystery (#25) from.....2009? 2010? Ummm....I'd have to look back.
Frost 25 (73" x 73")
I remember what stopped my progress oh so long ago: I ran out of the dark purple, which I wanted to use as a border. Hm.....I found a similar print awaiting in my Easy Street fabrics; 11" remained of it. So, I cut it up in 1.25" strips for a THIN inner border, then finished it off with a 3" white border.
The fabric was a Connecting Threads line: "Twilight Frost," which is partially where the quilt's name came from: Frost 25.
And I couldn't resist! Do you recognize the movie playing??? :D
I had my own Twilight marathon for much of the morning hours. And now that the top is finished, I find myself wondering why I needed to wait so long; that thin inner border worked nicely to finish off the center.
Not interested in loading it on the quilt frame, I folded it up and moved it to my Flimsy pile. :D
BEB Fallswap (84" x 100")
After some self-convincing, I pulled out the Buckeye Beauty Fall swap center and pieced a 2.5" light border on it. With oodles of 4-patches left over, a potential 4-patch pieced final border was tried out.... and then I recalled I had 4 yards of this "fallish" Mayfly fabric waiting on the shelf, meant for this quilt! Cut, cut...sew, sew....press, press.
AND LOAD, LOAD! I'm halfway through quilting this already!
However, at 2:30, I closed up shop to spend some time coloring with the girls. Box Tops is offering up a cute lil' turkey for the holiday season. (Can't you see how excited they all are to pose for this picture?) :}