Friday, May 17, 2013
Insomnia works - a.k.a. - Glamping Quilt piecing done!
Apparently I'm in the insomnia phase of life!! The eyes pop open about 2 a.m. and the mind starts racing.
I have to get up.
Last night the ol' brain was mulling over embellishment ideas for the Glamping table topper quilt,
and calculating if I'd enough charm squares left to create a binding for the quilt.
My middle of the night calculations said yes. So I prepped some squares and headed back to bed.
But plowing through the morning work I'd prepped in the wee hours, I discovered that math is best left for daylight and calculators.!!
So my patchy binding became a blocky border: I had EXACTLY enough charm squares to pull this off!!
Seaming it all together today - it's in imperfect condition. Fact of life for me - the novice quilter.
And these blocks didn't make the cut for the corners. Too busy - so I'll add them to the back somehow.
I'm short a little bit of rick rack at the moment - but I want to suggest the guide wires (guy wires?) that hold up tents. The quilt needs a little more pizzazz around the edges apart from quilting that will happen later!
I think criss-crossing the rick rack will make for a more rope like appearance - rather than just an echo of the triangle shapes.
And perhaps flags from the top of each tent?? Maybe too circus-like, let me think on that.
I'm so excited to have the piecing done!!
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