Saturday, March 3, 2012

Balking at borders

I don't know why I do this, but I always seem to cruise along making the blocks of a quilt and putting them together, but when it comes time to put on borders, I lose momentum. I love pieced borders, so that is probably why. After doing all that work making the center of a quilt, the work of making pieced borders is sometimes overwhelming. But with this little quilt, I really don't have an excuse. The pieces are already cut and just need to be sewn together and then sewn onto the quilt. What is taking me so long?


Part of the problem is my recent infatuation with making aprons from pillowcases.  My thrift store shopping spree last weekend yielded A LOT of pillowcases.  Last night I made 2 more.  First, this reversible children's full apron from a pillowcase and some green striped fabric that I had on hand.

 And then this half apron from a large cloth napkin that I found paired with the last bit of a Thimbleberries print..  I just LOVE the pom pom fringe at the bottom.

And lo and behold, I posted items in my Etsy shop last weekend, and had a sale in less than 12 hours.  Woo hoo!

8 comments:

Becky said...

Good for you!!!! I'm tickled to pieces for you! Love the green/blue combo. My favorite colors together!

Cheryl Willis said...

a good pieced border can have as much time and material as a center, that is what seems to slow me down, you are making a whole another quilt doing a fancy border.

great aprons! congrats on the sale

Julie Fukuda said...

Good for you! and hats off to your tireless model. I can hear him saying, "OK, but just don't show my face". I really didn't know pillow cases came in such a variety of prints.

The Cozy Quilter said...

I tend to procrastinate on e borders too. I think it is because I don't like wrangling the big quilt around to get the borders put on. Very nice quilt, by the way!

Mary Beth said...

Go girl on the Etsy sales!!! Congratulations. Hope all is well.

ColorSlut said...

Congrats on the etsy sale!!! The aprons are adorable.

Rie said...

You & your borders are like me and novels & the last bits of jam in the jam jar... once they're finished they're finished & you can't relish in them anymore!!

Ulla's Quilt World said...

Your quilts/crafts are so fantastic! It's so nice to find other quilters all around the world!
www.quiltworld2.blogspot.com
Hugs, Ulla (from Finland)