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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Jared takes an Asian wife

Since Bonnie will be in WNY in just 111 Days, 6 hours, 43 minutes and 22seconds, I felt I should finish at least one project for her usual show-n-tell. The project I have been thinking about the most lately was Jared Takes a Wife...except mine is made with Asian fabrics. LOL. When last I worked on this quilt, I was stumped for borders. I know, you're laughing and asking what else is new!! Ya see, I had changed the pattern by taking out the sashing so the sizes were off and I didn't know if I wanted a plain border like Bonnie or a pieced border.

When I pulled it out this weekend I decided the quilt needed to be bigger than what adding a couple of borders could accomplish. I only had enough of the black fabric for 5 more blocks which wasn't going to cut it for my idea so the next round of 22 blocks will have some of the fabrics re-arranged.

As you can see tho, I've already made the 88 corner blocks. I was even able to use some of the same (scrappy) greens so I am hoping that will pull together the inner and outer blocks and people won't realize there was probably 5 years between the start and finish of this quilt. Once I get this round on and see how big it is, I'll decide about the borders. Good way to stall making a decision on borders, huh??!!





8 comments:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

This is so pretty (great helpers too) - sure you will work out those borders by 110 days.

Janet O. said...

I'm very curious to see the look the next round of blocks will create--apparently so are the kitties! : )

desertskyquilts said...

I like what you did. Is it for someone special - like you? Anxious to go to class, are you? =)

Michelle said...

Looks great Sarah...........
I'm sure you have enough time to do what you want.
The kitties look happy too......

margaret said...

I am sure you will complete it in time, mind you certain feline friends will have to leave it alone!

Missy Shay said...

I love it! I would be tempted to do a regular border so you will have time to quilt it before she comes. You also don't want it too busy, unless you do a solid border and then a pieced border to make it even bigger.

Vireya said...

Wow, it looks good! I like the idea of a different fabric arrangement for the outer ring of blocks. It should make a nice frame for it.

Frances said...

I'm glad you mentioned the Show and Tell. I was going to give you a nudge, as I am expecting to see your Bonnie quilts in the S&T at your workshop;)