"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jer 29:11 (NIV)

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Teddy Bears completed

Finished off the Pastel Teddy Bears quilt top today.    I ended up floating the 3" stars and churn dash blocks in muslin and then trimming them to 5" so that they would twist and turn down the sides of the quilt.   Then added a breaker border of dark brown, and a final border with the pink that was in the piano keys inner border and the four 3" bear paw blocks that I had.    All but two of mini blocks were used in the quilt and the others are going out.

Next up to work on is the blue and green BOM.   A better picture of the blocks  is shown below.  I'm using a blue Kona solid for the sashing and a yellow print for cornerstones.   There will be a pieced inner border - still debating though on what I want to do with it.  Need to figure out the dimensions for it so that i can do some graphing of the possibilities.   The final and outer border will be a solid made from the print fabric used in several of the blocks of the BOM.   You can see it best in the bottom right block.   In looking at the blocks, I'm really wishing that I had used the navy Kona as the background fabric throughout the quilt.    But I didn't and i'm not going to buy anymore fabric for the quilt.   Since I don't plan on keeping this one it really doesn't matter anyway, just me being picky and wishing I'd done something different.

Gratitudes:
1. Beautiful fall weather.
2. Having a second job that helps to make the ends meet when time to pay the bills.

3 comments:

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Sure love the blue and green!!

sophie said...

Don't beat yourself up too much ... unless you really WANT to go back and remake some of those block using the navy ... look at it as a learning process. The choices you make in the next set of blocks you make will be better because of what you learned with these.

For what it's worth, I think it's going to be a lovely quilt just the way it is.

desertskyquilts said...

I really like the teddy bear finish. It worked out great to use the blocks that way! The BOM looks good. It would have been nice with the dark background, but you can always make another one. LOL. This is already three or is it four?