Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Pinwheels and Cats again

Well, like I thought in the last post, I took all the blocks down and totally rearranged them. I decided that I wanted a 5 x 7 layout after all. That makes it fit a bed better, or cover your feet better if it's a throw.

Then I needed to make some more blocks - but (like the Grinch) I had a wonderful, awful idea - How about one BIG mama cat, to go with the five little ones? That way I wouldn't have to make as many pinwheels. I also picked the very darkest skinny green sashing, 1½ inches. So here's what I ended up with, this is all sewn together:


I've got to put the sashing around the top, and right and left sides still. Then decide if I want to make a pieced border, THEN a calico border, or just a couple of calico borders.

Because the pinwheels finished at the odd size of 9¼ (9¾ before sewing them together) the quilt's not as big as it looks, hanging in my doorframe there. When I get the rest of the skinny sashing on, it'll be 52 x 73ish, so to get it to twin size I'd have to add borders of about eight inches all around to make it 68 x 90. That's awfully big, isn't it? Any thoughts for a simple pieced border instead of a wide plain one? I have plenty of calico left... lol

6 comments:

Candace said...

It's adorable. The mama cat was a great idea.

Country Log Cabin Quilter said...

I love it with the big mama cat! I think a plain border of calico would be fine. Usually by the time I get a quilt pieced, I really don't have the umph to piece a border too, so I usually just put a plain one on. You could do a couple different widths of border.

Raewyn said...

I love this quilt and you have given me some great ideas to try out too - combining 2 totally different blocks like this gives a great look. As for the borders you could make strips 8 inches wide, joining wide-ish pieces of leftover fabric and then maybe have another cat in each corner of the border - I hope that makes sense? Have fun deciding...

Helen in the UK said...

Thanks for your recent visit to my new blog. I really missed being able to share with the online community!
Your cats and pinwheels are cute! What about a piano keys border using up a selection of calicos?

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