July 22, 2014
Barbara's Re-purposed Borders
I was on the road for a couple of weeks: to the CantoMundo writer's retreat in Austin, and a visit to my parents. Now that I'm back, I officially took the butterfly quilt off the design wall sans borders. Thanks to everyone who offered moral support and weighed on on that decision.
I had pieced a bunch of 5" squares for the aborted border, and decided to sew up some nap quilts rather than squeeze them back onto the Closet of Doom.
So far, I've got these two, which are roughly 36" x48," and I'm still working in the scrap pile. I'm going to get some fleece to back them and do some simple quilting.
The nap blankets, along with these knitted caps, will go a Head Start program for pre-schoolers on the Pine Ridge reservation. The hat pattern is the Easy Peasy Charity Hat, free on Ravelry.
Here's a gratuitous cat pic. Just so you can see how quiet it is around here these days.