Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Busy, Busy, Busy


This week is turning out to be the bear I thought it would be. Meetings, conferences, more meetings, more conferences...Not much time for sewing or even thinking about sewing.

If I were able to get up to the sewing room for some quality time, I would probably be working on this little baby quilt. This is something I started in a "square in a square" class last summer. I finished the Ohio Star blocks on the day of the class and worked on the setting blocks and the borders at a quilt retreat in the fall. All I need to do is sew on the turquoise outer border strips and get this thing quilted. It is destined for my baby great nephew in Iowa. Hopefully he will still BE a baby when I get the quilt finished.

Somehow I always seem to stall out when it comes to finishing the borders.


Right now I can't even remember how I did the triangle borders; I just remember a lot of muttering and long calculations on the back of an envelope. I think I saw the border idea in one of the Nickel Quilt books, but of course I had to do all my own calculations to make the border fit this quilt. I really like the way it turned out, despite all the math I had to do to make it work.

Next week needs to be better.

13 comments:

Quiltdivajulie said...

What a LUCKY baby! Beautiful quilt. Have you used the square in a square technique again since taking the class?

Deb Geyer said...

Thank you for sharing this quilt. I love it! And I'm sure baby will too!! Great job. I'm going to go back and take another look at it!

Anne Ida said...

This is wonderful!! I really love the setting for the stars! This quilt will be perfect for a baby/child!

McIrish Annie said...

I really like the border. I'm into borders right now as I'm doing a RR and one of the rounds is a border with points. this would fit the bill. but I do HATE to do the maths.

hope your week improves! hang in there!

Zegi said...

I love the bright clear colors. Very cute⁄!

Finn said...

Hi Diana, wanted to pop over and thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment. *VBS* Another quilter from the midwest..hurray!
I love the baby quilt, and I do think the border you are slaving over is worth the effort, it sure does 'set of' those lovely Ohio Stars. Pretty fabrics too! Hugs, Finn

Sonnja said...

What a beautiful Quilt!
Kind regards

Sonnja
Beertje Zonn

Lynda said...

This quilt looks gorgeous! I'm looking for inspriation for three baby quilts I plan to make for colleagues who are going to be grandmas soon, so will file this one away. I love the bright colours, but the design has lots of space in it, which makes it seem fresh and light.

Jennifer said...

I really love your fabric choices and the crispness of your work! I also work in a school (admissions director at a private elementary/middle school) and appreciate how meetings and conferences really eat up the time, and it's just worse between now and the end of the year, isn't it?

purple and paisley said...

i just love how bright the colors are in this quilt...it is gorgeous! the turquoise border will be wonderful!

Morah said...

OMGOODNESS! This is B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L! I love the colors, border, the whole thing. If he IS too old for it when it's finally finished.....well, I'm a perpetual child.........

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martha said...

Love this border! it was worth the math.