It's time for a little break.
I've finally gotten the floral border finished and sewn onto the basket applique quilt. I "tested" it on my king size bed last night to check the size. No, I'm not making it for my king, but I WOULD kind of like it to fit a double or queen, so I thought I'd get a decent idea of the size by laying it on top of the king.
Next I want to see if I have any Thimbleberries fabric that's suitable for an outside border, but I have a feeling that nothing's going to do it justice. I have a feeling that I'm going to be adding pieced baskets around the outside. And I have a feeling that I'm going to struggle with not adding applique to the pieced baskets, but I'm sure going to try. But maybe not. Maybe I'll find the perfect border fabric. Lord knows I have plenty of Thimbleberries fabric to pick from!
In the meantime, I need a little break from this quilt, so I thought it would be a good time to get out those Lovely/Sandy Gervais charm packs and work on the Schnibbles Brocante quilt. I'll probably get a photo of that tomorrow to show you, but there are still a lot of blank spots on the design wall, so it wasn't photo-worthy just yet.
By the way, did I tell you?
I'm on vacation! I have a week off, and I'd like to do a few things around the house (like stripping the wallpaper in the bathroom and painting a room or two) but I'm not going to wear myself out doing it. I'm going to try to relax and enjoy the week. Maybe get out a little. Maybe shop. Maybe thrift. Who knows?
I started out by sleeping in this morning and then laying around and reading--when I wasn't napping. And then reading some more. Of course, I DID get into the Sweat Shop to work on that Brocante Schnibbles, but now I'm going to read a bit more and then sleep again.
Yep, it's going to be a good week, I think.