Wednesday, March 15, 2017

I thought I was done...

On Sunday, I finished reconciling my books for my business so I could turn everything over to the accountant.  What a weight off my shoulders but, UGH!  Hours of looking at numbers on a computer screen!  The perfect remedy for the malaise that brought on was, of course, quilting!  I finished piecing my Star Sampler top!

At least, I THOUGHT I was finished, but the darned thing is screaming for some kind of border to me.  I'm thinking continuing the Irish Chain out half a block more around the whole thing.  What do you think?

Then, despite the fact that I am a hand quilter, I am sending this out to a long armer.  There is NO WAY I'm going to try to hand quilt through all of those batiks!

This quilt makes me happy.  Know what else makes me happy?  This month, my husband and I finally paid off our student loans, 24 years after graduating from college!!!  We're headed to Cancun this weekend for a 5-day "Spring Break" to celebrate, just the two of us.  I'm dancing the happy dance!  I plan to eat, sleep, read, sit on the beach and knit and that's IT!

6 comments:

Lisa Marie said...

I vote yes on the irish chain into the border. I love the look of piecing extending into the border; right now I think it looks like it ends abruptly, the border with the chain will give it some breathing room. Does that make sense? Then I would bind it with something bright to frame it all. Just gorgeous! Congrats on your well deserved spring break coming up!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Extending the Irish chain would work, as would a piano key border, with your scraps.

The Cozy Quilter said...

I agree...extend the Irish chains...it may still need on other border after that. This is a beautiful bright quilt!

mebaker said...

Quilt looks great! So happy and colorful!
Congrats on paying off the loans. Glad you are going to get away!

Barb H said...

Beautiful quilt! Yes, extending the Irish chains would be great. And "mucho felicitaciones" on paying off the loans! No way should that have taken 24 years! The Student loan system has to change, don't you think?

Julie Fukuda said...

Those Irish chains are running in all directions and even if you extend them, I think you will have to round them all up in a corral in the end. Love how colorful these stars are looking.