This is the quilt I showed for my Design Wall Monday entry but I didn’t want to write a book about it in that blog post because then no one would read to the bottom and no one would around and see all the other design wall entries so . . here’s more than you’d ever want to know about this top.
Once Upon a Time . . I did two things that I never ever do these days.
- I did curved piecing. See that center? I made it. In my hour of weakness, I even appliqued that center circle down and it doesn’t look too bad. Looks kind good in fact. I must’ve been better back then than I am now!
- I joined a round robin. No . . I didn’t join one round robin . . I joined three . . at the same time. I had a young child and I worked part-time at an outside the house job. I was nuts. Two of the round robins were finished, quilted and have been used on our bed for years. This one . . I don’t know. I probably committed the worst quilter’s sin in the world . . I removed several of the borders that had been added. I just didn’t like them.
So, here this quilt has been. I feel like a part of it was amputated. I did this probably 8 or 9 or 10 years ago. The borders are long gone, never to be found again but somehow, I don’t feel right about this quilt. Should I add some more borders and make it into a quilt? Should I just quilt it and bind it like it is? I really wanted it to be a quilt for a bed but I think every time I look at it, I’m going to say . . I should not have removed those borders! Someone went to a heck of a lot of work on that spikey border! And, it’s pretty close to perfect! I can think of several borders that would work real nicely with this top but I just don’t know if that’s the right thing to do. The right thing to do was probably to have never removed the other borders but . . that’s history!
As of now, it’s 50″ x 50″. I’m sure I have no more of any of that fabric (thankfully!). It’s time to do something with it and be done!
What do you think I should do with this one?