Well you might have seen that I gave you a little hint of what I’m working on next…these…my Geese on a String quilt.
Well over the course of a couple evenings, and then some time last Saturday, this happened. I got some borders put on.
Oh my…that was pretty busy though and I didn’t know if I liked it not. So I messaged my kids and sent pictures….I gave them options. I said:
#1-stick with the scrappy border….
#2 go with this pink border…
#3 go with this batik blue border
#4 go with the polka dot orange border
#5 class it up with this purple border
#6 go with this batik orange with the purple flecks in it.
So can you guess what the overwhelming majority was….THIS…
I ended up finishing both of the quilts with the scrappy borders. Here is the pink one.
They are awfully busy quilts…
…and from there it was full steam ahead and I made the backings right away too.
I’m hoping to get these on the quilting frame ASAP. I’d really like to get them done. Plan is that these will be childcare Christmas presents. In the past I’ve always given them to kids who go to kindergarten. This year I had THREE go to kindergarten and I have a new child that started that is in first grade. I’m hoping to get four quilts finished by Christmas. We’ll see if that happens. If not, two will get quilts this year and two will wait until next year. I’m sure the kiddos will understand. I’m going to try to get four done but I’m not going to crazily push either. What will be will be…
As of right now, they aren’t my favorite quilts-a little busy….I’ve thought that before when I’ve finished a quilt top. Later after they are finished, I typically end up liking them. I’m sure the kids will like them either way. Kids have a way of liking busyness.
For the record, I was all for the #6 orange batik with the purple flecks for the purple quilt. What was your vote??