Sunday, 21 November 2021

Owl Story - Borders...

After the spurt of action in getting the owl swap blocks together (last post) I kept up the impetus in searching for border fabric...I landed on orange with blue binding and had the exact right shade of orange in the fabric emporium...well I had a scrap of a fat quarter in the exact right shade of orange so hardly enough for a cornerstone let alone a border *sigh*....to the internets!!!!...spent a few hours thinking "oh that's the one"..."oh no this one's better"...flicking back and forth between browser tabs comparing and holding my wee scrap of orange up to the monitor (yes, I know all about graphic cards and colours not necessarily being on point on monitors but it was what it was)...in the end I found two fabrics I was happy with at the one shop (instead of a blue at one and an orange at another and double postage!)...Jemima's in Craigieburn won the day and delivery was as swift as Australia Post would allow (dispatch by the shop was pretty much next day, let's not talk about how long Australia Post holds parcels hostage in what can be various distribution centres depending on where the parcel is coming from)...

Today's excuse for avoiding doing the ironing and mowing...borders...

The orange is a little more "red" than I first wanted, with my scrap being a clear true orange, but it works in well with the blocks.

I have the binding fabric but I will have to sort a backing...not to worry it is now a top and can go into the tub of pretty sheets (completed tops)...

Oh and I realised while it was laid out on the floor that one block is "signed" with the year...2010...not as long ago as I had imagined...only 11 years, almost yesterday!

Happy Stitching...

2 comments:

Fiona said...

It's a wonderful quilt... even if it has taken 11 years!
Hugz

Janice said...

Oh, the joys of Internet fabric shopping. It has turned out very well.