From now until Bonnie Hunter’s new book comes out in September you’ll find me right here on Wednesdays sharing my progress on a UFO (unfinished project). My hope is to get some finished so I won’t feel guilty sewing on new projects from her new book. It’s not to late to join in the fun. You can find my first post about it here. You can see my listing of all my Bonnie Hunter UFOs here.
When I left you last week I was here working on my Rick Rack Nines….. The quilt is from Bonnie Hunter’s Adventures with Leaders and Enders.
I was waiting for Kelli to bring the 2″ bucket back so I could make the pieced setting triangles.
This week…after much lamentations, I am here….Not bad right??? (sorry it was already dark when I took the picture)
Can I made a confession here? I HATED sewing this top together. I don’t like sewing diagonal settings. I don’t like it at all. But…it’s done.
Admittedly, Kelli helped. She was home on Monday for a sewing afternoon. I whined about it so much that she got sick of it and helped sew three rows together.
I’ve been through my fabric and although I have an assortment of fabric, I don’t have anything for the borders. I know people all the time say that they don’t have fabric for the borders simply because they want to purchase more fabric. I honestly had nothing for the borders. I only ever buy fat quarters, 1/4 or 1/2 yard cuts. I need a larger piece…I just don’t have it. I ended up ordering something from Whittles that I hope will work. If not, I’ll take it into the quilts shop and see if I can find something I like.
…but as I look at it I wonder…Do I even want borders on it? Maybe not borders is just fine.
In the meantime, that is set aside and this is coming out to play for a bit.
This is Rectangle Wrangle. It is from Bonnie Hunter’s book Scraps and Shirttails II. This is the only block I have done. I started sewing the strips together leader and ender style but I haven’t decided if I am going to jump into this with two feet or just let it hang out leader and ender style. So far…I’m in love!!
I would love some advice on whether I should add borders on the Rick Rack Nines. I am thinking it will be a wedding quilt. If I don’t put borders on it, then the quilts doesn’t have a “color” and can match any room. If I put a blue border on, then it won’t looks good in a “green” room….what do you think…border? no border?
See you back here next week when I tell you what I ended up sewing on…the Rectangle Wrangle or something else…any votes?