Monday, June 5, 2017

Fun Weekend at Camp

I had such a good time at camp with my friend Chrissy & her sister this weekend. Thanks, Chrissy!

I got all the HSTs sewn and 16 blocks of my flannel plaid project made. This will be a birthday gift for my husband, due in November.

I got bored making flannel blocks, so I pulled out the other project I brought along, my original Log Cabin Triangles blocks. Last year at camp Chrissy & I tried out various layouts, which you can see in this post (scroll down). Then I put the original LCTs aside to work on the Quilt of Valor ones with Gwen (here) and the ones for Alycia (here). So it's high time I got back to the original LCTs and set them together.

Unfortunately I forgot to take my camera and just snapped a couple of badly focused phone pics. Here are Chrissy and Karen with my top.

I'm undecided what to do with it from this point. It currently measures 54" x 63", not really a very usable size. There isn't any more left of these two periwinkle blue prints and two magenta prints.
I have several options - let me know what you think.

  1. Finish it as is for a smallish lap quilt. 
  2. To make it larger, find something that could work for a narrow stop border, then cut more of the low volume prints - I have plenty - for a piano keys border. More low volume logs would continue the theme to the edges.
  3. Find a bold print for a border to make it larger. 
Do you have a suggestion?
Today I need to unpack and get caught up on household stuff, so I may not get any sewing done, we'll see.
Meanwhile, check out what everyone else is working on at these link-ups:
Em's Scrapbag, Love Laugh Quilt, Small Quilts and Doll Quilts


  1. 54 x 63 is a really generous sized baby quilt, I'd be tempted to finish it with a fun backing and tuck it away for that occasion when a baby quilt gift is needed! I'm glad you had a great time at retreat - you were certainly productive. :)

  2. Yvonne's comment was just what I was going to say. I think running out of fabric is a sign to leave as is. Bit. it would make a beautiful quilt no matter how you choose to finish it.

  3. Hi Jan,
    It sounds like you had a great time at camp! I think any of your ideas for the LCT are good - what were you hoping for this project when you started it? I think that is a nice size for a lap quilt unless you have tall folks in your family. I love piano keys and would never say no to adding them, and of course there are plenty of prints that would make these fabrics shine. So there - I have been no help at all. But I did enjoy your post. ~smile~

  4. Hum, maybe a look through your fabrics followed by a trip to your LQS to see if anything actually jumps out at you. If you don't find something you love maybe the quilt is telling you to be happy with it as it is.

  5. I like the ge baby quilt idea- plus it would be nice to have a baby quilt ready ahead of time, when the occasion arises. Thanks for linking to Design Wall Mondays, your projects are interesting.

  6. Oh try it with a border!! Then we can see even another way to set these awesome blocks!!! I LOVe it!!

  7. Love the shirtings! Link up at Mama Sparks for a chance to win a giveaway. Tell her Kathy S. sent you.

  8. The baby quilt idea sounds like a winner.

  9. There are probably some charities that could use a quilt that size; however, I'd go with option #2.