Wednesday, January 29, 2014

WIP Wednesday: Bordering on insanity

I had fully intended to do a post between the last time I talked about my Lazy Sunday Mystery Quilt and now, but that clearly didn't happen.

Since I couldn't make additional blocks, I first planned to make it twin size and to just put simple borders on the quilt instead of the pieced borders that the pattern directs. I used my light blue fabric for the innermost border and then decided that I did want to do at least one pieced border so I came up with what I think is clever:

It looks complicated, but it is just strategically colored fast flying geese units! I will hopefully have a tutorial on how to do this in the next few days!

Here's the top laid out on my queen sized bed. It surprised me that the length was just about perfect!

So after consulting my quilt spirit guide (aka my husband) I decided to put 12 inch borders on the sides and a 2 inch border on the top and the bottom so that it would end up queen sized.

Here's what the corner looks like:

And here is entire quilt top!

Another one to add to the "not quilted" WIP pile.

Linking up at Freshly Pieced!


  1. This is beautiful and really enormous! How are you going to manage quilting it?

  2. I loled at "quilt spirit guide" - hilarious :) It's so pretty! Can't wait to see you quilt it.

  3. The Flying Geese border really adds a lot - love it!

  4. Very nice, I love the colors you used.


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