Saturday, January 28, 2012

Magnetic Strips

First border completely attached. I am liking this quilt! Remembering my experience with  Ms Cha Cha vs continuous strip preparation, I executed a "plan." Ms Cha Cha and I engaged in strenuous, active play. We played with all of her favorite toys - one by one. She ran. She jumped. She climbed. She danced about like a Halloween cat. She had a grand time. We played until she refused to play anymore. So far, so good - my plan worked. Yeah!

I settled in my reading chair with my Kindle. Ms Cha Cha curled on the couch. She was "out," Quietly I moved to the cutting table. I reached for the continuous strip border. My hand encountered a black furry cat. Drat! Those strips apparently were Magnetic. The force field had reeled in a Cat!

The good news (for me!) was Ms Cha Cha lost all interest once the strips were tightly pinned to the quilt top. It was touch and go getting there. But I did! And I got .....
The First Side of the Outer Border and ...
The Second Side of the Outer Border!!!!!
Top and bottom with cornerstones coming soon! I'm loving this quilt.

HAPPY QUILTING TO ALL!

5 comments:

Miss 376 said...

It does look good, well worth all the perseverence

QuiltSue said...

It is looking great. Your colour choices are fabulous - very rich and sumptuous looking.

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hetty said...

Funny! But the quilt looks great so far. Cats certainly are 'helpers' in the sewing room.

Hazel said...

That's looking FAB, Donna - have you had any thoughts on how to quilt it yet??

I think that Cha Cha can be a Very Naughty Cat - but only like my two can be!