Saturday, February 16, 2008

Progress was made today!

I was very productive today at Jeanette's! After we got all set up, I started working on the last purse that should have been ready for Christmas. Here it is!!

It looks great! Now, I will just have to pack up stuff and send it to Florida.

After I got the purse done, I decided to work on the pieced border for the Star and Nine patch since it was only Jeanette and I and no one else was going to be there for another couple of hours. I was able to lay the quilt on the floor and spread out the border pieces to get a good variety on each edge.

Although, the pattern was a little questionable. It read as though each edge would be made of 15 of the pieces and when I got the first 2 edges done and they were short by 2 pieces. This wasn't the first problem with this pattern either - it doesn't give the yardage needed for the borders! How strange is that?

Anyway, here are pictures of the progress on the border so far. I got all of the sides sewn together and I just need to iron one side and then trim all of the sides down to 1/4 inch from the 4 patches. I am going to do that tonight and in the morning so that I can attach the last borders to the quilt and it will be a finished top. Yeah!


Rose Marie said...

Wow .... love the border treatment on this top!

quiltin cntrygrl said...

I love the purse I think I am going to have to look for the pattern. As far as the quilt is concerned is that for you or for a gift. I love it!!


Moneik said...

The border is awesome! What pattern did you use for the purse? It looks pretty easy and about the right size.

Hazel said...

The border is lovely ,really puts the finishing touchs on the quilt .