Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Gripped

Well, as predicted, I did become hopelessly addicted to these scrappy blocks, I went wild *lol* and finished the main body of the quilt. I do wish I hadn't put those larger pink squares so closely together, but to kind of make it matchy, I kind of mirrored it on the other side in the final row that you can't see in the picture.

Do you recall that I said "
I'll stop at 25, slap a border on and call this quilt top done". Well, here's the thing ... I did stop at 25 blocks, but as far as slapping on a border - there has been a change of plan.

I thought to myself ... what if I make up a series of nine patches from the 2.5" squares, and make them into the border? Sounds wonderful doesn't it? But it will require a good deal more effort than 'slapping' it together. I think that portion of the project will definitely be relegated to 'leader and ender' status. But I've said that before - famous last words they were :-)

12 comments:

Jenny said...

This is what makes having leftover scraps worthwhile! Lovely.

Marj said...

I'm glad that I am not the only quilter that trys something out just to see how it looks and then for some reason is drawn to finish it. The quilt is turning out beautiful, and the leader ender thing sounds like a good plan, good luck......Marj

Country Log Cabin Quilter said...

I need to make that quilt! I love repro fabric and I have quite a bit of it. I don't actually have a scrap quilt of my own. This one would be perfect! How big did you make it?

quiltygal said...

I feel tired just reading your blog...think Ill have to go for a nana nap now to get over it :) seriously where do you get all your energy from what do you put in your water??

Kristie said...

Your quilt is turning out beautifully! I love the scrap look of it! Scrap quilts are my very favorite! Can't wait to see it with borders!
Kristie

Ruth's Place said...

This is wonderful!

The Calico Cat said...

I love the sashing!

Litamora's Quilt & Design said...

I really love your quilt! Curious about how you're planning to quilt this :o)
happy sewing:o)

Shasta said...

This is beautiful. I love scrap quilts.

Lynn Dykstra said...

http://kleinmeisjequilts.blogspot.com/2009/05/scrappy-blocks-idea-of-tazzie.html

You got me making one too!

Sandy's Show & Tell Quilts said...

I love this quilt! I would love to have one just like it!

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