TOO OFTEN WE UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF A TOUCH, A SMILE, A KIND WORD, A LISTENING EAR, AN HONEST COMPLIMENT, OR THE SMALLEST ACT OF CARING, ALL OF WHICH HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO TURN A LIFE AROUND
LEO F. BUSCAGLIA

Saturday, March 20, 2010

I took your advice and added not one but two borders! The quilt finished at 70x85". I like the way the red frames the quilt center before it hits the green. A nice finish to celebrate National Quilting Day. Hope you are celebrating with some quilting time. A very windy Minnesota day makes outdoor photography a challenge, but you get the idea of how the borders look. I thought my quilt holder might blow away cause the quilt was wanting to catch the wind like a sail and you know that Tom is a lightweight now so I had to take a quick shot before he blew away! :-D

The snow is gone and the wind is drying up the ponds of water. Early spring plants are popping up out of the soil. Like them I am reaching for the sun. It feels so good to soak up sun and fresh air without freezing my backside off.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Minnesota Shophop Quilt 2007

The first Quilt Minnesota Shophop took place in August of 2007. I purchased this MN themed fabric while touring participating quilt shops. More than two years later I got the bug to piece this quilt top.
Does this quilt need a border?

The green fabric tacked on in the above photo is intended to be the border. I could add a border, but I'm not sure it needs one. A border would make the top larger, but not make a big difference in how it will be used. Any thoughts on this?

This post is for Carol. She's been feeling a bit lonesome for some of her blogger friends who haven't been posting much lately. I've been too busy sewing and last week the weather was so warm and sunny that I had to be outside, so no posting. The robins are back! We've had rain and the snow is slowly melting away. :-D