I’m slow going for sure, and the holiday week won’t provide any additional progress on Nantucket.
I did, however, get my additional blocks pieced into one side of the quilt.
I wanted to try a completely neutral 9 patch unit and audition a row of them between the stars and the checkerboard border.
Something to set them apart and give my eye a place to rest, and honestly, to also expand the size of the finished quilt just a bit too.
Here’s a look at the left side, where I still have the first border attached:
And the same layout, but the other side where I have the additional row in place:
I like both, but I am going to proceed with the extra neutral blocks. I like that it makes it my own unique result and I think it will be great when I finally have the rest of it put together. Looking at it now, I wished I had previewed a block with a red center square in those neutral 9 patch units. Too busy, or just enough to pull the borders together as a group. May have to look into that thought some more.
Which one do you prefer??
I thought I would share my daughter’s Santa list for this year. This is the year for the Easy Bake Oven. I’ve sacrificed this great gift idea to my mother, so she can give it to her. I’ll have to come up with something special now from her mommy and daddy. Probably something princess or ballet related. And I plan to make each of them their own special pillow case. I think I’ll keep that up as a tradition.
Can’t quite jump into Christmas spirit just yet though … one more week of Thanksgiving and my son’s birthday next week, then we pull out the boxes and tree!
Have a wonderful weekend!