Sunday, August 22, 2010

now what?


Sometimes it pays to be slow. With so many babies due around the same time as mine, I was getting a little nervous about the amount of sewing I had in front of me. Thankfully, my UFO basket is full of half finished quilt tops which will be perfect for these little ones!

This is a top I started when we first came to Sydney just over 3 years ago. I remember now why I never finished it, because I couldn't figure out how ... and I still can't. I'm thinking a solid light peach border followed by a dark binding. The only thing is, the quilt top is still quite small- about 30"x 33". I'm thinking of quite a thick border, maybe 3" finished? Making the finished dimensions abour 36" x 39". Is that too small? I guess it could just be a little snuggle quilt, maybe for a pram? I would add more blocks, but I barely have any of this fabric left. Otherwise this weekend, I have finally put together my pinwheel sampler quilt top. I ended up adding a scrappy border too, similar to this one, as it looked too plain without it. Now I just have to get some backing, choose a quilting pattern and send it off. I can't wait to have this one finished and on our bed. Too bad winter is almost over! But that's what happens when you are slow!
Sorry about all the dark photos lately (including these awful ones). My husband assures me he has re-set the camera for me now!

8 comments:

Kate said...

I think a peach border would be perfect. Perfect size for the pram.

Rebecca Johnson said...

i love your pinwheel sampler!! xx im so glad i found your blog.. its amazing! xx

Dolores said...

Ha! I have a daughter who is nice enough to re-set my camera. I do love those quilts. First of all, if you want to make it bigger, you could do a couple of borders, not just one. Or, you could use other, similar fabric (necessity is the mother of invention and all that). Then again, you could leave it at the size it is for a pram quilt. Either way, it's lovely.

a good yarn said...

A snuggle quilt will be marvellous. How wonderful to have some almost ready tops on hand. That's a super pinwheel quilt. ann...

Me said...

How about a white border followed by a Jacob's Ladder border (made out of your left over scraps) and then another white border with peach binding?

Jacob's Ladder border - just cut your scraps into the same length strips of different widths. Depending on how much you have will determine the width of your border. You can also think about just adding the Jacob's Ladder to the sides or just the top & bottom.

Diane said...

Love the Freshcut Quilt - what pattern is it? Just purchased this fabric and love the design.

Danielle said...

Beautiful quilts! Is that Hunky Dory in your pinwheel sampler? I'm tempted to started a pinwheel... (but my list of projects is really very long!!) Thanks very much for visiting my blog! The swirly quilting is so much fun, you should give it a try. I learnt from Kellie Wulfsohn of Don't Look Now. But practice is the key!! :) Love your blog!
Danielle x

MissesStitches said...

I think that would be a great size for a small baby quilt. And very usable.