Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Quilt Con Recovery: The Fiber Cure

I had an exhausting week at Quilt Con.  Early morning wake-ups (cough*2:30am*cough) to catch flights as well as working long hours in the classrooms daily left me a bit drained today, my first day at home.  I wanted to get caught up on a bit of sewing, but something shiny distracted me when I started to make last week's Solstice Challenge block.

SQUIRREL!


So I accidentally pieced the entire Coffee Shop quilt and forgot to make the single block that I actually needed to make for my Solstice Challenge!  When my Handi Quilter Stitch 510 and I get together, we always get ourselves into trouble like this!

I'm thinking of adding a 1 1/2" brown border and then a 4 1/2" cream print border to make this quilt 54"x54".  What do you think?

Apparently I'm still in my neutral/low-volume/blended quilt phase.  Whatever you call it, I see no end in sight.

I absolutely can't wait to quilt this quilt.  Shocking no one, there will be ribbon candy.



4 comments:

Tish Stemple said...

You accidentally pieced an entire quilt, I'm dying laughing over here. How do we do it??? It's so easy to get distracted by squirrels! Don't feel bad, I have been avoiding doing the Solstice challenge since it's started (I'm doing Children's Library and the Aurifil blocks, plus like 4 other QAL's). I've finally looked at all your pretty blocks enough, I fell off the wagon, and while everyone was Quilt Con-ing this weekend, I pieced ALL the blocks so far :)

John Kubiniec said...

Why not put just a Cream Colored border on the quilt - it will make it look like everything is sort of just floating.

Crystal_235 said...

Love it, even though it accidentally happened! LOL!

Pamela Arbour said...

Looking forward to the quilting. Surely there will be more than ribbon candy?

I get sidetracked and do a little squirrel chasing myself. It's fun!