With oodles of bonus HST triangles collecting, I figured I would utilize the ol' border standby -- PINWHEELS. These bonus triangles really do multiply, specially if they don't get used in the quilt that they were created from. I think many of these are from Oklahoma Backroads from YEARS ago, in addition to... well.... umm.... probably the Star Struck blocks.
Barely a dent in the box later, I had a couple dozen pinwheels pieced with a few boo-boos to boot.
However, after a simple test run, I wasn't likely 'em much :\ They would finish at 3"; the Star Struck blocks were 8" finished (4" sub-units). I dunno, but they simply didn't make me feel all warm-n-fuzzy.
Therefore, I walked away. And went back to the drawing board (ie: Google search) for quilt border treatments. So much inspiration can be overwhelming the brain waves in matters of minutes with typing a a simple "Quilt border treatments" phrase in the search bar. Images upon images putting the sense of vision on overload. Not to mention what it does to the whole ADHD many of us quilters have!
But then, something else was happening to my sense of sight and the brain waves....
and the eyes grew heavy...
And then they closed....for a BRIEF time. Truly. Short-n-sweet 15 minute power nap.
Once alert again with a focus in mind, a simple, 2.5" square scrappy border was started before needing to break for dinner.
As if almost on cue, my cell phone jingled to announce yet another school closing for tomorrow. When I read that Bonnie was Quilt-Cammin' tonight-----I. Was. Like. Totally. There!
And Paul here was being a goof, reacting with an...."OMGoodness....is that THEEEE Bonnie?? Oh boy... I can't contain my excitement! I'm, like, totally Star Struck!"
He actually ventured into my sewing room to ask if my QuiltCam stream would be affected if he were to do some research for some fishing-thing-er-another. Awww.....how considerate of him to ask! He knew I was looking forward to my Bonnie-time! ;)
Since I have another day off tomorrow to work on Star Struck, I decided to leave the border laying as it was...
and grabbed some more scraps. Yup, Alycia! Total SQUIRREL move tonight!
When I started out with this block of Judy's (January Big-T Scrappy Challenge block), I had plans only of using up some of my blue scraps. However, not only do I have lots of blue scraps, I also have lots of reds due to my QOVs over the years. So.... I'll try to wade through some of my RWB scraps throughout the year with Judy's Scrappy Challenge.
Four Big-T 9" blocks done tonight.
And, although many would call this a scrappy block... I feel like I cheated by using a WHOLE 3.5" square in the center! I have so few 3.5" scraps in the bins anymore! But lots of 2" strips! I had the Companion Ruler all set with some 2" blue strips to make some hour-glass center units, but I was starting to fade by 9:00, so I used the 3.5" squares and called them done.
Piece Star Struck into a flimsy.
Piece a backing for Star Struck.
Load Star Struck on the frame.
Happy Monday everyone!