Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Wonderful Wednesday

Notice anything different about my Butterscotch Scrap Jar Stars?


Yep, they are done and I have the borders on and I am very very happy with this quilt. But did you notice that there are 9 less blocks than there were on Monday? On Monday my plans were to have 5 rows of 5 blocks. I came home after the guild meeting and sewed my little heart out, getting the last row on and adding the extra rounds to finish off the 9 patches. And I went to bed.....

and when I came downstairs on Tuesday morning I suddenly realized that if I was going to add the generous sized pumpkiny borders that I wanted, this quilt was going to be a behemoth! I plan to use it on a double bed. It would have dragged on the ground. What was I thinking??? So I removed a row from the bottom and a row from the side and re-did the round that finishes the nine patches. Now with the lovely pumpkiny borders it will be the perfect size for my bed. Happy happy happy!

This is one lovely corner....


and a bit of a close up of the lovely pumpkiny border and a chicken, You didn't think I'd forget the chickens did you???


I'm going to drop this off to my long arm quilter, Cass, today and I'm hoping that by the time I get it back there will be cool, crisp Fall weather. I'm probably delusional on that count, but I'm still looking forward to autumn. I love the Fall season!

So now I'm off and running - take quilt to Cass, take younger son to lunch and then to volunteer job, take myself to IKEA to pick up some of the small items older son wants for new house, take myself back to pick up younger son, take younger son and me to meet up with older son for dinner and another trip to IKEA for the bigger items. Run run run as fast as you can, you can't catch me cause I'll be driving really fast - ok I really will be doing the speed limit, don't want any tickets.

Happy stitching-
carol fun


22 comments:

  1. It looks fabulous!! Congratulations on getting it done! :0)

    ReplyDelete
  2. It turned out great! Your border fabric i just perfect for Fall. I look forward to seeing what your quilter will do.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Wahoooooooooo - it's done! Not only is it done, it's downright beautiful. Love it!

    ReplyDelete
  4. I absolutely love everything about your quilt! Beautiful, you should be proud!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Love your quilt! Oh, the pumpkin fabric is calling my name. I love pumpkins! :)

    Hmm if you did get a ticket, then I am more than sure Number One Son could at least get you "off with good behavior" you know, if it ever came to that and all. :)

    Have fun, sounds like you are very busy today.

    Blessings and hugs to Big Dude, too. :)

    ReplyDelete
  6. This looks fantastic, chickie, Can't wait to make one!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Oh that is beautiful! I love the autumn color. The pumpkins are adorable. (And chickens too - now I'm really jealous! LOL!!)

    ReplyDelete
  8. Busy, busy day wow!! You quilt is beautiful :-) It will be amazing in fall weather.....which I hope gets here quickly!

    ReplyDelete
  9. The quilt looks fabulous!! I love the pumpkin border. I hope this lovely fall quilt brings you some cooler weather!

    ReplyDelete
  10. OOH! I love the border fabric! Congratulations on the finish!

    ReplyDelete
  11. This is just perfect! Absolutely stunning! What a wonderful quilt!

    ReplyDelete
  12. The grunge fabric makes a really wonderful background! Great choice!
    I really just love everything about your Scrap Jar Quilt!

    ReplyDelete
  13. That border fabric is absolutely the perfect frame for your stars! You really knocked this one out fast! Can't wait to see it quilted! I've never been to IKEA. Maybe it's a good thing I don't know what I am missing!

    ReplyDelete
  14. VERY COOL!! I need some of that pumpkin fabric in my stash......... but I hear..........I love that pumpkin fabric, dear, is it new??
    "What? This ole hunk of fabric? Why no, it was in the back of the closet"? Carol tell me, was it a "closet stash" or just up and front new? lol!!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Awesome quilt! But next time, just leave it bigger, I have a queen size bed and will gladly take it off of your hands! ;)
    Hope you get some time to slow down soon!

    ReplyDelete
  16. It's beautiful! I saw this design and put it on my 'must make' list early this year - looking at how gorgeous your's turned out, I can't wait to start on mine! Thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  17. It's lovely, lovely! Great colors too. Good job!

    Amber

    ReplyDelete
  18. That is one good looking quilt!! And fall colors are not my favorite -- at least they weren't before. I could be really very, very happy with a quilt like this. I may have to look for the pattern. Very nice!

    ReplyDelete
  19. I love your fall quilt. It is truly beautiful and you must be so happy with it!

    ReplyDelete
  20. I absolutely love this quilt! Do you happen to remember how much of the solid "butterscotch" fabric was needed for this quilt top? I'd love to try something similar.
    Thanks,
    Joanne
    dentonj@shaw.ca

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for stopping by. I really enjoy reading your comments. They make my day!