Yesterday, after another round of groaning about sewing blocks together for the wedding quilt, I forced myself back into the sewing room. I had started 5 rows that needed 6 blocks each, telling myself I'd add one block to each row every day. I got on a roll and put the two final blocks on each row yesterday.
(A few kitty toys peeking out there!)
And I was on a roll, so why not start sewing rows together? 35 points/seams to match per row - whew!
I hung it over the longarm to try to get a good photo, since it now measures about 75x90.
All through sewing the blocks, it seemed really black (not a bad thing), but now that it's together, it looks so blue!
Now it's time for borders. You'll remember my original inspiration here (the second photo). They used red for the outer border, I plan to use black. But I'm not sure what to use for the inner border, if anything.
Originally, I had planned to use white, like the original, but I'm not sure if that's too stark considering the blue and black-ness of the quilt now.
I think I have enough blue to do a skinny border, but I'm not sure if it's too much blue.
And I'm not sure if just black gives it the right finish either.
(I don't have enough red and I'm NOT making a 4th trip to the store for fabric for this quilt! And I don't think I'd like the red anyways.)
So what do you think?
I can't believe this is a top already. It just flew together yesterday, even if I spent what felt like forever pinning each of the rows together. You know I don't much like the long seams required for borders, but compared to sewing blocks together, I'm actually looking forward to the borders!
PS For giggles, I thought I'd show you how one of our barn kitties, Eli, drinks. He's got his front feet in the middle of the bowl and his back feet on the edge. Sometimes he just leans into it and paddles with one front paw like he's pulling the water closer to him instead. It's a heated dog dish (so the water stays liquid all winter), but I doubt it's anything like a hot tub! I have no idea why he drinks this way, but it makes me giggle every time.