Central Plateau, North Island

Central Plateau, North Island
View from a friend's farm

Friday, 8 January 2016

Procrastinate, decide or Dilly-Dally, call it what you like!!!


The One Block wonder quilt body is finished, and decisions about the borders are ongoing. Light as inner, or dark? How wide? How many? Or will I wait till I visit the fabric shop and buy a whole new set of batiks that are perfect?  My design boards are not wide or tall enough now, I thought they were so good, until I tried to get all this and some border fabrics on it. So part  of the quilt is draped over the top.

Trial borders on the One Block Wonder Quilt

However, the bonus of this was that there were 6 blocks left over, and I have done some trial quilting lines, crosswise and straight, to see what might be better once I do the large quilt. This is all finished!!! Batting, backing and stitching.  Even the binding!!! This is a little large, but will cover my laptop so well. Dust proof!! Please ignore the camera angle, those borders are really straight.

Laptop cover with 6 One Block Wonder blocks

I am happy for any suggestions about the borders, and the quilting lines. Myself, I like the crossways ones. Please ignore the corners where they were sort of triangles, this wasn’t part of the plan.

Meantime, back at the machine, I have a large sort of “ carpet-bag” type of bag to finish for a birthday present , needs to be done by 6 p.m.

Still no spell check on open Live Writer, hope I proof read it all.

And then on Saturday, more  sewing, a bag for the “expensive shopping” I did for Hugh’s Birthday. Need I say more, but it starts with a small letter “i”….

Quotation of the day, author unknown

“ When you are in the right place,

at the right time, do something”

Greetings from Jean.


Barb said...

Wow - love those colors you chose, Jean! You are a sewing wonder! Small letter "i" huh?

Ioleen said...

I really like what you did here. The colours are wonderful.

TexWisGirl said...

so neat! and you're the second blogger i've visited today who used the dilly dally expression. :)

QuiltinLibraryLady said...

Borders are usually where my quilt tops get bogged down...I just don't like putting them on. I know whatever you choose will look great on your top.

Carol Mattingly said...

Now what could that possibly be that small letter 'i' thing. Hmmm. I vote dark borders. Carol

The Furry Gnome said...

Whatever you decide on, it looks good to me!

KB Bear said...

You are a sewing wonder!!! I love the quilts, and I don't have any eye for what border would look good. I know that, with your talent, you'll choose something perfect.

Hmmm, starts with an "i". I have to think about that one. Can we buy any more letters?

Nancy J said...

no more clues, other than it is light, portable, it has its own case, and there are only 4 letters in the whole word!!!No need to buy letters, not quite a scrabble game yet.And thank you all for lovely words for my quilt and placemat, the small mat is over my sewing machine that lives on my laptop desk. Too heavy to lift up and put down all the time. So no dust flying there.

Julie Fukuda said...

Oh I'm glad I grabbed time to see your finish. I like the cross quilting because it keeps the slant from running off the right side. Probably a dark but not too dark border would keep those rows together. Or something made up like the quilt rows themselves. It is going to be so nice.

Jocelyn Thurston said...

Hi Jean, what great quilts. I think our eye 'enjoys' the cross quilting more; don't know why. You are so good at your finishings; that's the challenge for me. The decision part, not the actual sewing part. Well now-what can that gift be???

Our photos said...

Wow, i love what you have made !! And the colours......wonderful !

camp and cottage living said...

My goodness, Jean, I'm amazed at how quickly your quilts are coming together. This one is very pretty too.
Brainy as I am, I finally figured out what the gift is-Ha.
I'm sure Hugh will love it.
Happy weekend-Kimberly