Saturday, October 24, 2015

Decisions, decisions

Now I need to choose how to arrange the border. My original idea was white, red, scrappy.

But then I thought white, scrappy, red is nice. Sorry this is turned.

Here is a larger view of the squares. I didn't have enough of the pinwheel red fabric to use in the border. I couldn't remember where I bought it, so I bought a new red with paisleys and gold sprinkles.

Then there is another choice. Use the new red for the binding and just have white and scrappy in the border. What will I choose?

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Christmas Quilt Surprise

Last week I posted that I was finally getting to work on my scrappy Christmas quilt and only needed one more block to finish.

Imagine my surprise...when I discovered 19 half finished blocks. Am I losing my mind or doing too many things at once?
I had to cut six more red squares and six more white squares for the pinwheels. Then got to work sewing 19 new squares.

So this is the new size. I want to add two inner borders (red & white-thanks for the suggestion) and then will make the pieced border. There is some figuring involved since I am making this smaller than the pattern. I will adjust the inner borders - hope my math is right.

Monday will be another sewing day! Yea for long week ends.

Friday, October 9, 2015

Scrappy Christmas Layout

I only need one more square and I will have enough for the center of my Christmas wall hanging.

Here is one possible layout. I like the on-point feel with the odd number of columns.
I have a couple of different ideas for the borders. We will see what develops.

Going to a wedding this week end. I will post a photo of the finished gift after it is gifted. 

Next week end I will be sewing. We have Friday and Monday off for Fall Break. I can't wait.

Hope you have a great week.