Monday, June 14, 2021

I keep losing track of time

 I can't decide if I'm living in fast-forward or extreme-slow-motion...  Either way, time keeps getting away from me.

When last we met, I'd hung up Glitter and was testing a border idea.  To me, the edges of the top looked like they were just frittering off into nothingness, so I wanted a bit of a frame to contain them and hold them into the quilt.



I realize borders don't float everyone's boat, but I'm happy with the way it's turned out.  It's only an inch wide so it won't be screaming for attention, plus there's the added benefit of pushing all those points away from the binding.

So, off went Glitter to join the mountain of tops that are awaiting quilting.  (I'll get to them someday.  I have A Plan.)  (Don't laugh.  Sometimes my plans work out okay.)  (Well, sort of...)

That left me free to start a new Main Project, right?  I reached for those HRTs that I've been cutting for the last couple of months for Jen Kingwell's Flutterby, 


and used them for leader/enders while sewing together all those Glitterbits.  

Once Glitter was fully assembled, I could really buckle up and go.



I think I'm going to like it!

Now if I can just do something about that runaway time issue...


11 comments:

Sally Trude said...

The authorities are coming to shut down your delta deviant quilt. Only two blocks and it is too awesome to be allowed. Plus I’m a bit worried about your fascination with spikes. And I think your border is wonderful and it will keep all that glitter contained.

Libby in TN said...

You are going to LOVE them! I have the same problem with time -- blame it on Covid.

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

I like the border on your 'glitter' quilt too, it seems to finish things off nicely. And your 'flutterby' blocks are going to be another wonderful scrappy quilt!

Chantal said...

Great border, Gayle. It will be easier to add the binding if all those Glitter seams aren't in the way, especially if you hand sew down the binding. The border closes the quilt without restraining the Glitters. Great call. Flutterby! Starting Flutterby all ready? Whoop Whoop! Can't wait to see more of this one. I love this block. Enjoy! ;^)

Mystic Quilter said...

I think the border looks really good! How many Flutterby blocks do you have to piece and what size are they finished? They look so pretty, I'm looking forward to seeing the finished top!!!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Who's middle name is Whoosh?! I believe that you be you, too. No recovery time between projects??? Have fun with that Flutterby quilt!!

MissPat said...

I'm glad to see that glitter won't be spilling out everywhere. But, I DID NOT see those flutterby blocks, I DID NOT see them. NO DID NOT even look at them a second time. No I DID NOT!
Pat

Wanderingcatstudio said...

Ok... I thought glitter was going to be wild (and I was right) but Flutterby... OMG!

Shasta Matova said...

Every time I come to your blog, I say to myself "I want to make that". I did it again when I looked at the Glitter quilt. I have one block made and I am still not giving up on it yet. I just bought some fabric and thought about using that fabric for Glitter even though I have enough fabric now to make several Glitters. Then I keep reading your post and get to your Flutterby block and I want to make that too. All your projects are so lovely and I want to be you.

Claire Alexander said...

Perfect border solution for Glitter! After losing points to binding I too nearly always add at least a 1- inch border when I need to save them.

audrey said...

There are those of us who prefer borders and those who do not. I really like what you're doing with Glitter! I would have wanted something to pull it all together too.:)