Monday, February 15, 2010

A Teaser


Check out that orange border--1/8 inch!  The other day Karen of Lee Haven posted her beautiful narrow border, and today as I was finishing the top of the Interpret This challenge, I remembered that, and also that Sally Collins talks about how to do tiny borders.  So I pulled out her book Borders, Bindings and Edges, followed the directions, and they worked beautifully.

The top is ready for quilting now.  That was my goal for the day.  I'm spending the last four days of the week in Evanston with grandchildren and won't be able to sew, so I had to get at least this far to meet the deadline.

Another deadline is the one for mailing entries to the Smoky Mountain Quilt Show, so I have a label and new sleeve to sew tonight.  That would be good Olympics-watching work, but I haven't been able to get interested this time.  I don't know why; maybe I'll give it another chance.

9 comments:

*karendianne. said...

Holy Bat Borders Batman! I actually did some influencing? No kidding? Pinch me please!!! Plus you used orange and that's a color I love. Is someone paying you cash to "heal me" right now? hee silly karen I'm interested in what Sally Collins says about tine borders. Hmmm. I might have to try to get that book back from the person I lent it to. Never was returned. Hmmm.

Great stopping point before you go see the little men. Enjoy and I hope there's some good stories to share. :)

Oh, what's going to the SMQS?

Rian said...

Dontcha love multitasking! Busy hands are happy hands. I finished my IT! piece today...time to go golfing.

Beena said...

I can't wait to see the rest of this, Kay!

have fun in Evanston!

Libby Fife said...

I don't think it is ugly at all! I do like those colors together.

Have a relaxing rest of the week:)

dee said...

can't think of a better reason to take a sewing break than those adorable little ones. Enjoy.
The binding looks really well done. I'm dying to see what you all have done with this challenge.

Debra said...

I did a little border too but a half inch is as narrow as I went. It is going to be so interesting to see the differences and similiarities in all these pieces!

Deb Geyer said...

Oh! You are such a tease!! :-)

McIrish Annie said...

I have that sally collins book and should pull it out more often! i am impressed by your 1/8 binding. cant wait to see the rest.

have a good time with the grandkids!

Barbara Strobel Lardon said...

I am sooo curious and like these colors too. Have fun Kay.