Monday, November 28, 2011

I "Fixed" it!

I fixed it - and I am much happier!

 

What do you think?  I must admit I was really lucky and I found a whole bunch of extra first border pieces and there were enough for me to piece an additional 10 X-Blocks with only a bit more work.  That really cut down on the time I spent yesterday and I didn't need to cut an additional white squares!  Yey!  

So, I spent the afternoon yesterday, in my PJ's (because I could), working on this quilt and getting not only the additional blocks on but also the first pieced border.  I love how it is turning out - but I am not finished yet! 

If you would like to see how I made the X-Blocks as a leaders and enders project and how I made the first border you can see the video I made here.

Now I need a whole bunch more 16-patch blocks because I am going to add an additional pieced border on.  I know - crazy right!?  I set the challenge to myself to do a 100% pieced quilt ie no long inner or outer borders - ALL piecing.  It would be so, very, very easy right now to just add some straight borders - and believe me I can't help but be tempted to do just that - but - I am going to stick with my challenge to myself.  

Since this is (or was to be) completely a leaders and enders quilt (until I decided to add more blocks and kind of cheated on the additional X-Blocks) I am going to piece those 16-patches as leaders and enders; so, the quilt top will not be finished for a while now.  Oh well!  Back into the quilt closet for a while again.

Now, I just need to decide if I want to do a 6" final border or a 12" - hmmm.  Right now the quilt top is 72" x 72" - so the possibilities are an 84" square quilt or a 96" square quilt.  I'm kind of leaving towards 96" but not sure if I want 12" borders.  Oh well - that decision will wait for another day!

What do you think?  Did I "fix" it?

13 comments:

JustPam said...

I don't think I could see the entire quilt in your other post, but I agree with this being lovely. I would have added the extra row to make the corners match. I am liking pieced borders on my quilts. This will be really beautiful when you are done.

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

Great job! I agree, it does look much better now :)

Cherry Red Quilter said...

Absolutely love it! This is one quilt I would not be parting with that is for sure!

Impera_Magna said...

Perfect! Can't wait to see your pieced borders... but, since you're doing it "leaders & enders," I suppose I will have to...

:)

susan said...

now your quilt has perfect balance. Pat yourself on the back.

Sunshine said...

I love your quilt! I've started a collection of 2 inch squares to try making leaders and enders too. :)

Ann Marie @ 16 Muddy Feet said...

OH yes, looks much more even now. Feels more peaceful to me. I love it like it is. I am wondering if you added pieced borders to it, if that will take away from the wonderful design in the quilt???

SoozeM said...

Oooh yes love it, just perfect!!

Sandy said...

Looks good - corners are so much better!!

Sandy

Gene Black said...

It wasn't bothering me the other way..but seeing your "fix" - yes you did good!

corina said...

It's simply beautiful!

Teri said...

It's beautiful.....much better.

My Sweet Prairie said...

super-super-mega-beautiful!
~Monika