What I’m Working On….

Last week was super busy for me.  We were busy-busy.  Of course we had the usual Christmas things including trying to get Christmas cards out and finishing shopping but adding in the injury to my foot which still is not good (I have a doctor appointment for Wednesday to check it) made things interesting.  Friday night our card party group got together.  We also had a big birthday bash here with my side of the family.  I’ll share more about that in another post.  Then Sunday was our family Christmas with the kids.  We’ll have a couple kids here on Christmas day but we try to get together the Sunday before Christmas so the kids are free to attend their home church and celebrate with the “other” side of the family closer to actual Christmas.  It was all LOTS of fun but it left me with a sore foot and not much time in the sewing room.  It was all so fun that I didn’t miss sewing.

As far as the mystery goes…not a stitch was sewn since the new clue came out.  That’s okay though.  The rest of this week is not so busy so I have plenty of time to attack this clue before the next one comes out.  Here is Clue #3…all finished.


On Saturday Kelli came over early.  She helped me finish up the cleaning and food things before everyone got here.  We ended up being quick enough about it that we had time to sew a little bit.  She worked on putting a backing together for her Cheddar Bow Ties quilt and I…I put the outside borders on 4 Patch X.  This is a Bonnie Hunter quilt from her More Adventures with Leaders and Enders book.   Four-Patch-x-1

I love the quilt and am very happy with how it’s looking.  It’s been fun as I never sat down and made this my main project.  It has been sitting by the sewing machine and a few mornings or evenings when I didn’t have something else on the front burner I’d sew on it.   The quilt top isn’t laying nice and flat as I haven’t ironed it yet.  This was never really main project…but here it is all finished…I think.

Right now I am doing a big debate.  I can’t decide what I want to do….leave it like the original pattern shows or add a narrow border around the outside so it “floats”.  Right now I am leaning towards the narrow (likely a 1 1/2″) of the yellow.  Kelli thinks it’s a good idea.  What do you think??

That is what I’m working on now but I have a few days off coming up around Christmas so I can’t wait to hit the sewing room hard.  I’m hoping to have that quilting machine humming!!

To see what others are working on, check out Patchwork Times and Quiltville.

14 thoughts on “What I’m Working On….”

  1. I’d add a narrow border. Apart from anything else, you won’t have to worry about cutting of points when you attach the binding.

  2. I vote for adding a narrow border too. I think it will look more “finished” with it. I hope your foot checks out okay.

  3. I add borders larger than I want so when the quilting is done I can square it to what I want. The quilting plus it its more on some spots than others….

  4. I don’t like putting borders on, but I’d agree with the others and add a small border onto
    your quilt. And I’m glad to hear that you are going to check with the doctor about your
    foot. Thanks for sharing.

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