This is the quilt that is on my design wall this morning. The blocks are from the first Dear Jane Christmas Signature Swap in 2008.
I worked with the color arrangement of the blocks off and on for a month of more, and I finally sewed them together and put the borders on. The red and green hourglass block border is made from blocks that I had planned to use as alternate blocks. I decided against that setting and then decided to use the blocks for an inside border.
The outside border is another story. I have bordered a few quilts over the last few years. I know the proper way to cut borders for a quilt is to measure both directions through the middle of the quilt. On Friday I cut mitered borders and sewed them on the quilt. I couldn't remember exactly how to do that so I did it from memory and just made it up as I went along. When I brought it downstairs to lay it out I swear those borders were waving at me. So yesterday I took those mitered borders off and reworked them using four of the leftover signature blocks in the corners.
blog about this pattern that I'm working on for the Super Scarves project to donate a scarf to each of the 8,000 volunteers that will be helping out with the Superbowl when we host it here in Indianapolis in 2012.
And, I've been given the Love Blog award by Brenda Kay over at http://crazyquiltingmom.blogspot.com/. I'd like to give the award to all of the people that I have listed in my favorites on my side bar. I get so much inspiration from all of these blogs.
I hope you all find some time to do some stitching today. Thanks for visiting!