Saturday, November 22, 2008

Hunting Weekend Update - Day 2

The day was all I'd hoped for. Lucas and Ruthie were great. I took a break from sewing at 5:00 and took them to McDonald's for dinner. I promised Lucas we would go there. I finished Noah's quilt top and was really happy with the end result.

This is on the list to baste today.

My list of things I accomplished yesterday is small, only two things, and I was so surprised to figure that out as I kept pretty busy the whole day. The other thing I did was put a new border on the ring quilt. This one has been bothering me since I put it on. I didn't like it the day I did it and pulled it out several times hoping that it grew on me, but it just didn't. The older border is on the left.

It can barely be seen in the picture, but the outer border is a deep rose color. It looks even more "off" in the picture than in person. I pulled that one off and left the floral border. I added just a white border and kept the rose colored binding I made as I like darker colors for binding. If that doesn't look right once I'm done, I'll make new, but I think it will be ok. Here is the corner of the quilt with the new border. I also marked this border (and the inner, floral border) last night, which took longer than I expected it to. I like it this way much better and am glad that I changed it.

I have a long list of things that I hope to get done today, including a bit of baking, so I'd better get to it. I slept later than I expected, so already feel a bit behind. I was tired yesterday so felt like I was a little slow at getting things done, we'll see how the day goes today!
Happy Quilting!


scraphappy said...

Congratulations on getting so much done. The new border looks great, and has lots of great space for quilting. I always promise the kids we will go to McDonald's when Dad is out of town, they almost look forward to his trips because they enjoy it so much! I guess it's good he's not gone all that often.

Mrs. Sew and Sew - Karen said...

I love the new border. It does look great. Enjoy the rest of hunting weekend. :) Karen

~Bren~ said...

Oh yeah...the new border is much better. I really like the quilting motifs you chose. Really sets off the applique blocks.
The quilt for Noah is wonderful. I am so behind....