August 8, 2006

Run for the borders!

I decided I would cut and assemble all 3 borders before I start attaching them to the red quilt.  I think it will speed things up that way.  I have the first border of half-square triangles all assembled.  I have the 2 long sides of the second border assembled and the short sides won't take much time at all.  And I have all the pieces for the final border cut, grouped and ready to assemble - all the fabric choices are made, so it shouldn't take me long at all to get these puppies on my quilt!  Maybe I will finish this weekend?  Stay tuned!

I really want to put flannel backing on this quilt, but since I am making it larger than planned, the piece I have will no longer fit.  I did find a really great flannel that is red flames and I think would be very cute with this quilt.  In light of my August "no buy" commitment, and also because the store where I saw the fabric always has 25% off all fabric on holidays, I will wait until Labor Day - September 4 - to make the purchase, then I can't wait to get this one to my quilter to see what she can do with it!


  1. Oh I can hardly wait to see this quilt with it's borders - drop dead gorgeous, I'm sure!

  2. Hi Lisa D. Found your blog through your comment on my blog. It's nice to "meet" another quilter from my neck of the woods. I grew up in north Seattle - just north of Northgate shopping mall. My mother lived in Edmonds for many years. Been through Lynnwood probably a million times or more in my life.
    I've enjoyed getting to know you a little better by perusing your blog from the beginning. I've subscribed to it through Bloglines so I can keep up with your corner of the quilting world.