Thursday, January 24, 2013

Cookin' With Crisco

...as my Grandma used to say.

Putting borders on goes so much faster when they are all pieced ahead of time.  The only reason they are all pieced is because I had to take them off due to some wavey problems.

Here is where I took it down to since the problems all started with an aqua and white solid fabric border that went on after that first black border:



Then I started putting the checkerboard border back on, then a solid fabric orange border, then my flying geese (I had to cut and piece about a half dozen more since I was putting the borders back on in a different order) then another solid fabric orange border then another black solid border then I started making 1.5" strips for a piano key border as the last border.  I still have two sides of piano keys to piece and put on but here's an idea of how my borders are shaping up:



Apparently my LQS did not realize it is a special day for them today and they were not running any type of sales.  That's alright though, hubby stopped and got the Jet Black that was the only thing I needed so I wasn't even there to spend money that I didn't need to spend!

So tomorrow I'll finish the borders on this quilt and if I'm very lucky I'll get it basted as well!  It is looking like I might just get it done by the end of the month deadline! 


JANUARY:
Secret quilt (I'm convinced I can still get 'er done)
Log Cabin for Aaron's Aunt & Uncle
LaRae's tablet case w/ matching clutch 
Mikey's crocheted hat
Bee and Round Robin commitments (Stash Bee, Make It Modern, Quilt U Be Mine, center for Modern Mini Round Robin)
Tasha's Kindle Cover 
Charity stuff
FEBRUARY:
Bee and Round Robin (Stash Bee, Make it Modern, Modern Mini Round Robin)
Quilt U Be Mine finish (by the 14th)
Pink kid quilt & matching doll quilt (by the 8th)
Make It Modern quilt (Mama Goose)
Bonnie Hunter Mystery quilt
Charity Stuff
Jacob's Ladder quilt (so close with this one!)


6 comments:

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

What's up with no sales? Mine didn't have any either and I kept an eye on my inbox to see if an email would go out.

So, I want to hear more about what your hubby has found with his metal detector! Does he have a blog??

JoAnne said...

This is really looking good! You will not regret taking the borders off to fix the waving. I don't think my local shops were celebrating, either, but I don't know as on Wednesday I "celebrated" Support Your Local Optical Shop to the tune of over $400. So no fabric indulgences for me, but hey, in a week or so when I get the new glasses, at least perhaps I can see better!

Michele said...

I really like the way that is coming out.

audrey said...

That border is awesome! I love it!

quiltmania said...

You will be so much happier when the wave is fixed, makes it easier to quilt. The quilt looks fabulous!

Pen Pen said...

YOU are a quilting machine, girl! Funny that the LQS didn't know it was 'their' day!