Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Is it done yet?

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.

Happy Quilting!


  1. I've never seen a house quilt made with quilt blocks as the house. I love this. If it won't fit on your wall with borders, then I'd say don't add them. It's your quilt ... do whatever you think will make you happy. I think the use of a strong color for the binding, if you don't add borders, would be a perfect alternative.

  2. I love these quilt designs. I would add a very narrow cream border, then a red border and bind it in red, but as Kathy said 'It's your quilt'. Make it yours, patterns are merely suggestions. L

  3. Can you give me some information on the pattern. I love the barns with built in quilt blocks! :-)

  4. love your blocks , i am making a barns and stars quilt and see some i have already done on my 'wont-to-bequilter blog

  5. I keep seeing this design with quilt blocks on the houses and I want to make one. I would add at least one more border to finish off the frame so your cornerstones aren't on the edge. Doesn't need to be much, but I do think your original is good - cream then red. You could do the cream as a one inch, then the red as two, which would only add six inches total to the dimensions. Lovely quilt any way you decide to finish it.

  6. I would do a small cream and then bind in red if you don't want it too big. If it was mine I would do at least 4" of cream so that I could quilt something nice in that space, and then bind in red.