Wednesday, November 29, 2017


I think it is going to be a good day today! My husband and I watched the sunrise together this morning and it was so pretty. I love seeing sunrises even more than sunsets although both can be very beautiful.

Watching the sunrise and seeing the beautiful colours made me think of Bonnie Hunter's mystery and the fact that I haven't decided whether to participate now or wait for later. I have been pulling fabrics just in case I cannot resist. ;)

I don't have many fabric choices in coral so I am leaning toward using a combination of oranges and pinks. We will see.

In the meantime, last night I wanted to do some sewing to relax but I knew that I was too tired to actually work on the last three sweaters - other than to choose the fabrics. So, once I had that figured out I started cutting some strips from them for the border.

The ugly Christmas sweater quilt will have a piano key border so as I have been cutting the fabric for the sweater blocks I have also cut a few strips from each fabric for the border. The strips are 1.5" and 2" wide and I sub-cut them into 5.25" lengths. Once I had enough variety I started sewing them together as leaders and enders while stitching the sweater blocks and I already have quite a bit done. Wow...I feel so efficient. :)

I continued to work on sewing more strips to the border sections that were already started. Perfect for mindless sewing! I am not quite ready to join all of these smaller sections together yet but as soon as I do I will have an instant border.


Jo said...

Great idea to sew the borders as you go. It is doing quicker than you think...

Chantal said...

Since I found out about leader/ender tip I've been using it. Now I can't sew if I don't have something to use as the leader/ender. The border of the quilt you are making sounds like the perfect leader/ender to me. My problem is that I never know in advance what the border will be like, lol. Enjoy the mindless sewing. ;^)

Deb A said...

Smart to cut and sew a bit of the border as you are working on the quilt. Too funny you have picked fabrics... just in case you are too tempted to join the mystery! Another clue posts tomorrow!