After a weekend of what seemed like almost frenetic quilting activity, I had two complete tops done. The Grandmother’s Choice (small, 45 inches square, not pictured yet), and the top from Ebony’s Quilt Along. The Quilt Along was a great exercsie for using some of my Accuquilt dies.
After completing both of these tops, I have to wonder if I’ve made a dent in your sewing pile, or just another hole that’s going to suck me back in. Because while I am now quilting my Grandmother’s Choice and have visitions of “Done” dancing in my head, I’m looking at the Quilt Along and thinking it needs a border. And a title.
My first thought for a title for this quilt is “I Used Green, Leave Me Alone”. For years, people have enjoyed that I really hate green. Over the years this has evolved from all greens to the point that now I can actually tolerate some greens. For example, this quilt is mostly olive tones. I can deal with that. Give me a nice bright kelly or lime green and I become nauseated. Nope, don’t know why, it’s purely visceral. That, and perhaps it also has to do with the “frog in a blender” screen saver my kids had many years ago.
So now, I’ve made this dent–or this hole. Because now I think I have to add a border and make a back–or maybe buy a different back to match the border. What to do next?