I laid this out on the sewing room floor but don't really have enough room there to completely spread it out. The center of this quilt measures 82" by 92" and I have a 6" pieced border to go around it. Should be big enough for a queen sized bed, don'cha think? And the lighting in this room is horrible! I need the ceiling lights, sewing machine light and 2 additional lights shining on the machine in order to sew, and another one on the ironing board so I can see what I'm ironing! I can't wait for Don to get better lighting in this room--hopefully this winter.
Anyway, I like this quilt for the whimsical things I was able to include in it. Such as a very nice Halloween witch, and a Downton Abbey bit of fabric--love, love, love that series!-- and a bumblebee flying around the alphabet.
I also found a fearsome spider lurking in the green fabrics--EEEEEK!
and a brilliant blue scaredy cat. Watch out, Mr. Spider!
I love these playing card people from Through the Looking Glass.
I'll be sure to use this quilt on the children's bed when they come to visit. I think they'll enjoy finding all these goodies tucked away in there.
I also got started joining the eleventy gazillion half square triangles that will go in the border of this quilt.
I was thinking of using a tone on tone green for the border since all the star points are green but that means I'd have to go out and buy some fabric which I don't want to do--it's all about using up some of that huge stash I've accumulated instead of adding to it. This morning the light bulb went on in my head and I decided to use a cream colored fabric which I have lots of for the border with these green and cream triangles set in. And a scrappy green binding made of leftover green fabrics. I think that will look pretty good.
In the afternoon, Don and I got sociable and went to the neighborhood open house and met some of the neighbors that we've not yet had a chance to meet. They all seem very, very nice. I like living in this new neighborhood.
So that's how I spent the "longest day of the year" (not counting June 21, of course). How about you?