Sunday, May 24, 2009

Decision Time

I have most of the pieced border together, and am trying to decide whether to float it thus:
or insert it right next to the quilt top and make the outside border plain blue:

I think I like it best this second way. I decided against the soft orange 1/4 inch inner border as it makes the quilt too busy. I make enough loud quilts; I want this one to whisper.

Meanwhile the kitchen rug is growing. It take much longer to get around it once, but each round adds about 1 1/2 inches total width. Still, I'm only about half-way there.

Lots of friends have been saving selvages for me; I've even received some in the mail! There will be some fun new colors coming up, as I was given a big bag full last Wednesday when my friend Diane came over from Lake Mills and we made scented soap. She had collected selvages from everyone at her last retreat.

We've had a beautiful weekend so far, not too warm, nice and sunny. I can hear a scarlet tanager in the tree tops. We don't often see them, as they stay up high, but they have a lovely song. Tomorrow I will assist (probably cutting up oranges) to provide refreshments for the 5K Power Walk for Parkinsons' my friend Mary and her son Peter are holding for the second year.

Great talk with grandson Noah this morning
woods lush with ferns and cranesbill

1 comment:

Elaine Adair said...

Aha - told you I would be back. The teal/turquoise quilt is absolutely splendid!

And tell me, what is salad dump cake/salad you just spoke of - sounds like a good idea to me. 8-))