Wednesday, March 17, 2010

The Cat's Meow

I've been so out of it I didn't realize today was St. Patrick's Day until I turned on the TV. I thought it was tomorrow. Sheesh! Ah well. By the time you read this it will probably not be St. Paddy's Day anymore anyway. ;- )

I finally got the borders on the birthday quilt:

I'm really happy with the way the border pulls the blocks together. (You should be able to get a much larger version of the picture by clicking on it.)

This print comes as a very large stripe, about 10" wide, four to a width of the fabric. Two yards was just enough to go all the way around this top. It measures about 60" x 76" now. I used some dog and cat prints I've had for a while to create the back.


This is just a sampling of what's gone into the backing. I don't have a picture of the finished product yet but I think it turned out well. It was only as I was pressing the final seams of the back that it occurred to me that I may not have a piece of batting big enough for this quilt. Still have to look into that and then figure out what color or colors to use to tie the layers together.

And now that this is so close to being finished maybe I can get my beads back out and get busy on my ornament for March...

10 comments:

Joyce said...

Very nice. I love that border fabric. I also like a pieced back. It makes the quilt reversible.

A Creative Dream... said...

OH MY GOODNESS...I love this quilt! You did a GREAT job!

Quiltdivajulie said...

I love that border fabric ... loved it in the catalog and love how it ties those blocks together. GREAT job!!!

ROZ said...

I love the crazy blocks--a very happy quilt

Barbara C said...

Beautiful quilt Sue! The border fabric really pulls it all together.

Janice said...

I LOVE this quilt!! You always find the most amazing fabric. I'd love to go shopping with you!

freebird said...

Hope you are feeling better!
That quilt looks great. That border fabric is super. She is going to love this one for always.

I finally got my January done and I've picked out the fabric for February. Now to pick out the beads and actually get stitching!

Judy King said...

What fun! If the four-year-old doesn't want it I bet there are some commenters who would love it!

thanks for the inspiration.

A Creative Dream... said...

Sue...this week two of my readers awarded me a Kreativ Blogger award...I am passing it on to you...do NOT feel pressured to participate...just want you to know I love your blog!

A Creative Dream... said...

Oh...and the details of how to participate are over on my blog...I am so scatterbrained these days!