Monday, December 20, 2010
As soon as dinner was cleaned up and the kids were settled into bed I started cutting out the borders for my twin Christmas quilts (they are fraternal, not identical). The bright quilt is now bordered and ready to go on the frame. I picked out some flannel to try on the back. It feels SO soft.
Amy's block of the month. I tried out some new patterns and found a couple that I would love to make into an entire quilt. There was only one block that I wanted to toss out completely. If I weren't so stubborn I would have replaced it or redone it so that it was somewhat close to the right size or at least flat or a little square. I now remember why we don't all use templates anymore. It was called Florida Star though, so I think I had to keep it. I am amazed that I managed to get it sewn in and bordered without any puckers, but I'm still wondering how it will ever lie flat. My plan is to quilt it into submission. Now I'm sitting here debating putting the first border on the other quilt versus going to bed. I think bed is going to win.