What I’m working on….

What do get when you have left over scrappy nine patches, Judy Laquidara’s book Weekend Quilts, and an over flowing 1.5 inch scrap bucket? THIS!
CottonCandySquares

It isn’t done yet. I still need three more borders. If you have ever made a quilt designed by Judy, you know you’re going to be on “border patrol” (adding border after border) for some time. Yesterday I added three border and this week hopefully, I will get to the last three.

Here is a photo from Judy’s book of the original quilt.  If you want to see a close up of how I used a dark in the center of the block, check out this link.

CottonCandyQuilt-book
I have all the nine patches for the next border sewn….just not sewn together.

You can see I added corner stones in the sashing. Since I wanted to use up as much scrap as I could, it just made sense. I can finally say that my 1.5 inch scrap bucket is under control. Between the Crab Apple quilt and this quilt, the bucket is finally contained!

Hubby who doesn’t comment very much about my quilts beyond saying a quick, “Cool” , went so far to say “Wow”.  I don’t think he has even said that….so it must be pretty good.

Now if my quilt machine gets back from the repair shop, I just might get a finished quilt.

21 thoughts on “What I’m working on….

  1. Kathy Smothers

    Ok I just need to know how long this took?! You show so many completed tops that you must be Speedy Quilter or something!!!!

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  2. kaholly

    It appears you are able to keep busy enough with some beautiful work while waiting for your machine. Sometimes when things go awry, it gives us an opportunity to refocus our attention, and then it doesn’t seem quite so bad. I love this quilt! ~karen

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  3. Gari

    I feel your machine loss pain. Mine has been in the shop for over a week. I really do like your quilt. And I feel sorry that you have contracted the “border bug.” I have resisted that illness, so far.

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  4. AnnieO

    Very nice and scrappy–my favorite kind of quilt! Funny, I just used “Border Patrol” as a title for my blog post. This is a great project to bust some of those smaller strips.

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