Wednesday, April 1, 2009

What's Next?

I did get the borders on my Grandma's Flowers quilt. I decided to go with the solid purple as the border. I like it! I quilted it yesterday, but not without some problems. Let's just say it's not my favorite quilting job. Last night I sat down to carefully trace a scalloped border. Ahhhhhh! I cannot figure out the corners. I started in the middle and worked my way out, but I cannot figure out how to make the corners even. Can I wash the quilt before the binding is on to get rid of my marks and start all over again, or will that cause problems?


Now.... what to work on next? I have a jelly roll of Candyland Christmas. I bought this on clearance just after Christmas but didn't have a pattern in mind.

I got this pattern for Christmas and have been waiting for Patisserie to come out so I could make it with a jelly roll from that line. Now I'm kind of liking Candyland Christmas for it. It would be a cute vintage looking quilt.

I also have a jelly roll of Recess that I got for Christmas.

I also have this pattern that I've been dying to make. It's Triple Crown from American Jane.

So many possibilities, it's the decision that's hard!

6 comments:

Sherri said...

It is the decision that is hard...I know I always want to have the "Perfect" fabric for each pattern I make...and then I take a long time deciding! I think your Fig Tree quilt will be great with the Christmas Jelly Roll!

Nedra said...

I love anything American Jane. You have some fun things to work with. Let us know what you finally decide.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Jelly rolls are so fun. You can always start at the corners and go inward making the middle scallop larger or smaller. I have not done tons of scallops but I have tried both ways. Maybe I was just lucky with the size but it worked best for me going out from the middle. I know it can get frustrating. I don't think I'd wash it. Try spraying with water to get rid of your marks and see if that helps. I feel your pain but it will work out.

erica e said...

oh, i love the idea of making the fig tree pattern in candyland christmas. that would be oh so cute.

Michaela said...

here is a good tutorial and she shows how she marks scalloped edge on her quilts.
http://lisatutmanoglesby.typepad.com/my_weblog/2008/06/krazy-quilt.html
Hope this helps..

Natalie said...

K you are amazing. Love the hexagons a few posts down.