I've been trying to force myself to design outer borders for my "Belles and Blossoms" quilt. The part of the top that is finished has been one of the projects holding my design wall hostage for the last 6-8 months.
Lately, my design wall has been part of my UFO storage system, which really defeats the purpose of a design wall, doesn't it?? :o)
I assembled what units I could on the paper pattern first before transferring them to fabric.
I still may add some sort of ribbon effect between the blossoms...I definitely don't think my mojo is back...this little bit of nonsense did not come easy, and I'm not sure I am crazy about it yet.
I will add a colorful 1-inch stop border before adding this larger outer border.
So, if you were blog reading early last Monday morning and saw a huge post on my blog which later disappeared, you are not nuts. As part of the Quiltmaker launch of their new 100 Blocks edition, I am part of the blog tour they are sponsoring for block participants. Originally it was scheduled to be this week. That was way back in March 2014.
So I worked hard to get mine ready to publish after midnight last Sunday night, only to find that I was early and that I needed to take the post down until next Monday, November 17. How embarrassing!
I am the nutty one thinking I am ready to be back in "prime time," so to speak, after my parents' fatal accident of last May. I still don't think I am functioning correctly, certainly not feeling very creative, and it is driving my perfectionism streak CRAZY!!
So bear with me, good friends. If I scrutinize how I feel day to day, nothing seems to be any better, but perhaps I feel better than I did last month, and that is a good thing.
So...tune in NEXT Monday for the big reveal, version 2.0!
And check out Quiltmaker's blog Monday through Friday of next week, November 17-21, for the big Blog Tour with helpful tutorials for many of the blocks that will be in the new magazine! (not to mention, lots of give aways!)
For those folks who left comments on that first post (that was later yanked)...I will still do the give-away of the magazines to you select few who commented so quickly (call it an "early bird special"). There will be more give-aways next Monday, so don't the rest of you worry about that! :o)