I listened to ya.
And to my gut, really. I knew I’d like the quilt, but I knew I’d love love it if I changed things up a bit.
Pattern: Wild Thing, by Camille of Thimble Blossoms
I had one of you kind souls send me border options in picture form, all fancy and all, and it kicked me in gear. Thanks, Rita.
(One of Rita’s totally awesome suggestions, above.)
But in the end, I just went with one border, just to save time. I have one yellow whirly-thingy touching the border, but it is no biggie to me at all. I actually had two, but I did a switcheroo with another block and now it is happily residing inside. Anyway, I can’t stop looking at it now for the fact that it is perfect to me.
The border I took out is going to be a border on the back. To save money (ahem), I am going to do a solid Kona background, so the little floral border will make it just interesting enough that it isn’t boring, ya know? That was the main reason I chose to pull it out altogether. To put it on the back! And, the binding will be a solid. Purple, maybe, since those purple flowers/leaves in the fat border are so pretty.
***I just looked over at my quilt, where my girls are finding stray threads and pulling them off. The baby just snipped into my blue border with my thread clippers. Luckily, binding will hide it. Gee Whiz.***
In other news, I am done cutting fabric for my parent’s quilt. Here’s the gist of what it will look like. The upper left block is bland, I know. I’m working on it. So, do you get it? They’re cyclists. And I’m going to quilt it with “spokes” coming out of the center of each block. Rockin, right? Gotta piece these curves first, though.
Ok, more news. Meet the newest member of our modern family:
It’s a Mid-Century Modern coffee table I picked up at Goodwill for $20. I happened to have cash (as per my thrift guidelines) and snatched it right up, preg belly and all. Literally, I carried it to the front register half in my cart, half out. I love it so… I had to protect it.
And, this morning: (same quilt-clipping kid)
It’s a good thing it wasn’t a Knoll original or something. I’d have flipped for sure.
And this, my friends, is why we don’t have nice furniture. If you are observant, you’ll notice our chair in the background is missing an arm rest too. And I still don’t have knobs on our dresser/tv stand. Someday, someday.