Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Border Lines

Undecided about a piano key border, I thought I'd make a few strips to audition things. This is 3 sections of the same strip set and I was still on the edge about doing this.
Sewed a few more strips together, used a bit more variety and lightened them up. Now we're getting somewhere. This sealed the deal for a strip pieced border!
Used up a few more blocks, this will make a nice cheerful gift for someone.
Do you remember this project? It only saw the light of day for a short while, something to do with me sewing all the blocks together wrong. Goodness, that can derail a project in a heartbeat.
It's on my WIP's list and during the process of all the setting triangles, I got a few blocks made via Bonnie Hunter's leader/ender system. If you can organize something, it's amazing how much headway can be made while focusing on another project.
That's all for now. Still poking my finger on a nightly basis, trying to build up a good callous from hand quilting.
Tomorrow is my 4 year follow up with my cancer surgeon, it should be a routine check-up. At least, that's MY plan! Then I'm off to spend the evening with L, we will both be doing some hand applique and will get all caught up with each other. So looking forward to our visit, now that we've both gotten over our colds.
....and if you haven't been over to Jan's blog Be*Mused in a while, check it out, she's got an amazing project on the go. I'd love to spend an afternoon sewing with her!
Sharon

10 comments:

Linda C said...

Good luck with your check up tomorrow!! Will be thinking good vibes your way. Loving the yellow and white. Can't beat a great 2 color quilt!!

Janet O. said...

Lightening up some of the piano keys definitely made a difference! Looks beautiful!
Now I am really curious what you are making with the yellow and white.
Hope all goes well with your checkup!

Missie of Hallbrook Designs said...

It looks beautiful! How would a white or black narrow strip border in between the quilt and the border look to help it be seen more? This is a really nice looking quilt! And I love your cheddar blocks!

Missie of Hallbrook Designs said...

And...most of all, I hope your checkup goes well. I know how it is for these check ups as my mother has been a survivor of pancreatic cancer for 16 years! There is room for many years of great check ups!! Keep us posted please...

Helen said...

Love that pink check you added to your keys. Can you try a solid pink in an inner border?
Wishing you good health and happy sewing. Off to look up Jan's blog....

Lori said...

I adore the piano key border! It works well with this quilt.
Love your cheddar blocks and I'm sure happy they are unburied:)

Brown Dirt Cottage said...

Yes, the lighter fabric added in was the answer! Glad to see you seem 'at peace' with the flooding episode!

Love the cheddar blocks!

Aunt 'Reen said...

I really like that piano key border AND the wonderful 2 color quilt you've started.

I hope your Cancer screening went well! Next month I'm hopeful to graduate to once a year for mine. :)

Nancy said...

I like the piano key border and lots of luck with your check-up.

Mimi said...

Love the progress on your quilt; and I so agree, making an error on something just makes you want to chuck it. Otherwise, it is looking good so far.