“I’m on the edge…
and I’m sharing what that looks like with you…”
(I’d apologize to Lady Gaga, but it’s her fault I can’t get that frickin’ tune out of my head)
I’ve been meaning to baste up this quilt top all week, and just got to it this morning. The top has been in the UFO bin for over a year. I threw it together way back somewhen from scrappy strip-pieced squares and in-your-face 9-patches. The original plan was to add a wide pieced border of long triangles, but as you can see that mojo fled.
Earlier this spring I cleaned out the sewing room and went through some UFO/WIP bins and reconsidered whether I would ever get a border made for this one. The verdict? It’s 36″x45″ inches at this stage, so: “Call it a baby quilt and call it done!”
And that’s what I did. It might benefit from a narrow solid border all the way around to stabilize the edge, but even that isn’t going to happen.
Getting it basted took some doing, as first I had to wait for the kitties to either wander off outside (Halo) or fall asleep in the closet (Cosmo), then sweep and mop and dry the living room floor. Then I laid out the backing fabric, realized I’d left the blue tape in the sewing room and went to get it. 30 seconds later I came back to this:
How do they know? How? This cat was SOUND ASLEEP on the other side of the house just moments before. (And yes, sadly, after two months of “wait and see” it became clear that Cosmo’s injured tail was not going to recover, and he is now an honorary Manx. He seems fine with it, but OMG did he get accustomed to being pampered.)
I shooed Cosmo away, checked that Halo was no longer around, and tried again. Within three minutes Halo showed up and expressed interest in a round of ultimate fighting with the quilt batting. Fortunately, by that time it was midday, which is kitty nap-time, so when I removed her from the pest zone to her favorite papasan chair she zonked right out. She looks so innocent when she’s sleeping…
(little kitty in the big chair, so cute)
As for the quilt, I love all the fabrics in those big 9-patches (the small squares are 3″ finished), and it’s fun close up, but from standing distance… I dunno. Is it fun… or fugly?
Honestly, I don’t really care either way. I’ll quilt it up and give it a chance at Etsy, and if no one wants it I’ll give it to a charity. I’d send it straight to a charity if I didn’t harbor some hope that someone will buy it. Some other someone has overspent her fabric budget (again!), and a little income from fabric-related play time would come in handy right about now.
What have you pulled from the UFO bin lately? Do you still like it, or has the moment passed?