I am still madly in love with my quilt but am forcing myself to ignore it- sort of. After I finish 1 Christmas project, I allow myself to put one more row on it. I've made 2 more strips since this picture, but haven't ironed them and joined them to the beast yet.
The pattern I'm using is for a twin sized quilt, and since I'm not going back to a dorm room anytime soon, I decided to make it for a Queen sized bed that I'll have once I move in with T/D & H. But I am having to adjust the pattern and since I don't currently have a queen sized bed to try it on, it's a little tricky to decide how many more rows I need before I move on to the next part- the first of 4 borders.
What's this 4 borders crazyness you ask?
It's really very simple. Once I decide that the middle is big enough (and if I'm not there, I'm getting really really close) then I do a couple inches (I think 2.25) of a "solid" color instead of continuing with the strips of squares. Since T/D & H really loves blue and I love everything that isn't taupe, we're going with a blue batik fabric. He even went to the quilt shop with me yesterday and picked it out. (The stockinette stitch fabric was in this $6/yd cuts section and I couldn't NOT take it home- no idea what it wants to be yet) So a couple inches of blue, a couple inches of the white/bone that is already in with the middle, a border of squares like the ones in the middle again, and another white border. For binding I'll be using every single color that's in the quilt already- it will either be color-vomit or really really cool. In my brain it is the latter.
So that's my plan for the next couple weeks. Knit knit knit quilt. Rinse & repeat. Drink eggnog.
How are your holiday projects coming?
*By the way, the 400th post is rapidly approaching. I'm thinking a giveaway- what do you think?