I’ve been UFO’ing again, and I’ve been working on this quilt:
I had made the blocks months ago (conservatively, it was probably closer to years) and had put it away, as I do with so many of my projects, because I didn’t have the right fabric to finish the sashings and borders. But some time ago I brought the fabric online, and over the weekend I was able to finish.
But I don’t know if I’ve finished. The original design had borders. But the more I look at it the more I think it’ll do. Apart from the fact that it’s already a big quilt, the borders will make it immense and if I do actually finish this quilt all the way to the quilting, it’ll need to be a certain size to hang on the wall. It’s definitely a wall quilt for me, I’ve never been a lover of one direction quilts on beds. The fabric I have for the border is the same one I’ve used for the cornerstones of the sashings. I planned to put a small cream border next, then a wider red one as the final border.
But I don’t know. I’m hemming and hawwing a lot about this top.
So what do you think? Am I being lazy by not adding a final border? I’m thinking if I leave it as is, I’ll bind it with a stronger colour –perhaps even the green I used in the sashings.
I’ve got it hanging on the design wall right now and each time I pass by I give it more thought. Maybe a few more days hanging might firm up what I think.
Apart from quilting, it’s been a busy, hectic time here, but that is nothing new. I have houseworked my butt off today, and I feel very virtuous. So some soup for lunch will do me, and then I will have a few hours in the sewing room guilt free before I have to do the child from school, child to ballet run.
Busy Busy Busy. But I wouldn’t have it any other way.