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.


ladyhawthorne said...

Love the quilts and the hats are adorable.
Of course I love cats and I'm partial to ginger kitties;-)

Cyra said...

Love the scrappy nap quilts. Great use of the squares already done, and it will be such fun to curljup under one of these.
Great fun hats too. You choose such lovely colours.
A nice pair of lazy cats, lol.

Cyra said...

Correction. I meant "curl up" not "curljup".... what? haha, sounds like it should be a word though.

Suztats said...

Those kitties look rather comfy. I like the pink strips added to the quilt and your squares are very happy ones. Neat hats, too!

QuiltingFitzy said...

The quilts are bound to be soft and cuddly. The fabric is really sweet. Your knitting always amazes me!

Judy S. said...

Those hats will be very popular! Love the quilts, too, and of course the cats. They sure know how to relax, don't they?

cq4fun said...

I love that you let nothing go to waste from the borders you didn't make. These are going to be well received, I know! Your cats are funny! Hope you enjoyed the writer's conference and/or learned something to your advantage.