Monday, August 9, 2010

WooHoo, It’s Monday, again

And here is Better Late, again.

After getting the center sewn, I decided to look at two ideas for how to sew on the borders. My initial plan was to ask you all which way looked best.

I got the borders all cut and prepped. And here they are, all ready to be sewn on.

But not wanting to wait until Monday, I went ahead and sewed the first two.

Then I decided to stop. Would this be a good time to stop and bind? My original plan was to make these blocks into a table topper/table cloth. Then the top plan just grew. But with a green binding, wouldn't this be good? So this is where we are right now. Later this week I will make a decision.

I did some fabric shopping this week. I love Maxine and my studio has to always have one of her calendars. I have no idea what I will do with this panel but was really excited to find it.

I do have a plan for the owls and it will be my next new project which will start after I get a new charity quilt going.

I did get the last of the Jelly Roll Sampler blocks done. I really hate that this series of blocks is done because I have enjoyed it. However I am glad it is done because I am almost out of fabric from my jelly roll. I did a really good job at only using the jelly roll and a little of a background fabric. I wonder when I will find a good/great idea for how to use them.

Inspiration did come in the mail this week. Joanne from Splitting Stitches sent me this bunch of flowers. Se recentl won a GO and sent out some of these to entice other to want one, too. These flowers are already backed with fusible web and ready to GO. Funny, huh?

I also was sent one of these. The little one is a "scrubbie" I received quite a while ago. I use it all the time and love it. The big one is a "wipe" and is new to my kitchen. Each is knit by Karen of Messy Karen and I really appreciate them both.
And now I must get back to work. Today we are changing our TV provider and then I get to clean house to be prepared for a visit from DS#3 and his wife later in the week. With any luck, I hope to spend some time in the studio. Be sure to drop by Patchwork Times to see what other quilters are working on.


Pat said...

I still need to finish blocks 11 and 12 of the jelly roll project...and I don't like all of mine, so some will end up being "orphans", I'm sure!

joanne lendaro said...

WOW!! Love the quilt!! Those little scrubbie things are great for getting the threads off of quilts, I have one and love it! Hope you have fun with the flowers!! Can't wait to see what you create.

orchidlover said...

Love the quilt. I lik ehow the sashing makes the blocks look curved.

Love and hugs Gina xxx

quiltingnana said...

such interesting projects....the box of flowers looks like it will provoke some more creativity...

Mondays...always so full of hope of what will be accomplished during the week

Judy said...

I love, love, love Better Late! Maybe, since you have the border pieces already cut, you could put them on and then bind with green. Either way, I love it. Maxine! Who doesn't love her!!! You have some great photos here...the flowers! and the scrubbies!!! And cleaning! Have a great visit with your family!

Vicki said...

I love the borders as is for the Better Late quilt. Really looks fantastic. I think those flowers are intriguing. not sure I would buy a GO but to recieve that as a prize is wonderful. Nice job. I think I need to check out the jelly roll sampler, those blocks are cute.

Quilter Kathy said...

I like the quilt as you have it now with a green binding.
Love those Maxine fabrics! You are a bad influence :) LOL Now I must have some!

Beth said...

WOW! You have been busy! I think the green binding would be perfect. Just depends on if you want it bigger or not. How about auditioning more borders and walking around it for a bit? That always helps me. I saw that Maxine fabric! My shop had a holiday one too. She cracks me up! my MIL's name was Maxine...makes me miss her!

QuiltSwissy said...

That top one is my favorite quilt! I like the green binding idea.


Melinda said...

You have a lot of things to show today! Glad you got the last Jelly Roll Sampler block done. I am working on putting sashing on mine today, along with quilting a UFO.

Sheryl said...

Gari, I love Maxine, too. Now I want those fabrics and have no idea what I'd do with them, either. I love your jellyroll sampler blocks!