Working On Border

Handful of Scraps, Retro Air Ship Propeller’s

The border work for the Retro Air Ship Propeller quilt is moving along but it finished off a little wavy so I’m going to go back in on Monday – taking a break – and take in a couple seams here and there to try to tame that waviness down.  The top and bottom of the quilt measure an inch more than the center – it would be ok to just leave as is but I’m not in a rush and the way the border is made it is fairly easy to just go in and re do about 4 to 6 seams taking in a 1/8 to 1/4 inch here and there to make the measurements the same.    When I tame the waviness – yes I know I do not have to do that but on this one I wanted to – I will add another red border.  I don’t have a lot left though and I think I will be lucky to get a 3 inch border finished on it – that will make the quilt about 98 or 99 inches square which will work out ok.  The binding then would be a neutral color.


I have gotten more hexies basted and I think in between normal weekend stuff I will be working on Handful of Scraps – the lower corner will be the section to work.  I have all the pieces picked out and the photo taken with the Ipad now I just need to sit back and look for something on Netflex or Amazon Prime to watch and get busy!


A little bit of shopping today for herbs for the garden – rosemary, sweet mint, spearmint, peppermint, two basils, sage and sweet marjoram (I have not grown this one before).  The mints will go in pots and the rest in the garden.  Not sure if these will get planted today – rain yesterday continued part of the night and I’m not sure just how wet the garden is – might be too muddy I will check it out later – rain off and on all week the forecast says so would like to get these in the ground or potted.


Craftsy is having a supply sale – today March 24th through March 26th midnight.

Deals on all kits & supplies!
Quilting Supplies and Kits: Up to 50% off
Sewing Fabric and Kits: Up to 70% off
Knitting Supplies and Kits: Up to 50% off
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Cake Decorating Supplies: Up to 40% off


A new design called “Boundless Dutch Garden just in time for spring is on sale at this link.  Have you seen this one – pretty blues and yellows.

Boundless Dutch Garden Precut Fabric

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9 comments… add one
  • Doreen Mar 25, 2017

    Am so glad to hear that the Spring planting season is upon so many!!! Luv your herb choices. The propeller top has turned out wonderfully and I agree, a nip & tuck here and there will make for a much nicer finish. You are certainly moving along nicely on your projects! Happy Spring!!!!!

  • Ramona Mar 25, 2017

    I added borders to a quilt the other day and they are wavy, too. I haven’t done anything with them yet, but will need to take them off and recut. They have mitered corners, so I don’t think I measured correctly. 🙁
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  • Wanda Mar 25, 2017

    Your propeller quilt is so pretty, light and airy.

  • Dottie bishaw Mar 25, 2017

    I also got most of the herbs you have, plus chocolate mint. It sounded so good, lol. Thank you for the heads up about the Craftsy sale on the Boundless Dutch Garden. I got the fat quarter bundle and what a savings that was. The colors are so beautiful. Your quilts are just growing before my eyes, so pretty. Enjoy stitching and watching a show.

  • Karon Scott Mar 25, 2017

    I love the pieced neutrals used in the border. The whole quilt is lovely.
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  • Kathleen Baughman Mar 25, 2017

    Wow I have missed reading blogs for a couple weeks and you have your air ship propeller done. It looks amazing. So pretty. Im ready to do some planting too.
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  • Linda Dutch Mar 25, 2017

    Oh I really love how this is going, your borders are wonderful!
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  • Nanette Mar 26, 2017

    It is a mess when one finishes a quilt only to find out that there is a problem in squaring. I will take one apart until it is right. I have learned that I HAVE to make sure that each time I am making a block when working on a quilt that each little piece has to be squared. Now putting a quilt together on point can cause so many issues. Those 1/8″ “off” errors can absolutely make a quilter go nuts! But it is worth it in the end. Your quilt is really going to be pretty when complete. You did a beautiful job.
    Gretchen would love those blue and yellow fabrics. How striking!

  • Hi Karen,
    Beautiful patterns and perfect hexies.

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