Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Snoobi Revisited...

Let me start off by saying that I've been told I'm overdo on pictures of my renovation and I plan to share them in my next post!

However, right now my focus has been on trying to finish a quilt by this weekend.  It wouldn't have been such a big deal if I hadn't also decided at the last minute to make it so much larger!  Initially, it was a respectable 82" x 95".  We made it so the quilt would fall to the bottom of the mattress.

But when we thought about who we were making it for, we realized it needed to be longer.  This person only has a frame and isn't the type to use a bed skirt or dust ruffle, so we wanted the quilt to fall to the bottom of the box spring.  Otherwise, you'd see this unsightly white expanse below the quilt.  And of course, I was out of the border fabric already!  But we did have plenty of HST's leftover.  So I decided to added another pieced border and to try and find a coordinating batik for a final outer border.

As usual, David was oh so helpful while sewing...

My sewing buddy David
After days of furious sewing, I've finally finished the top.  It's now 102" x 105" and should be plenty big enough!  And for as much work as it was, I really do like the look of the pieced border.

This quilt has 3,469 pieces in it and I have exactly 4 days to quilt it!  Is it possible?  Maaaybe.  Probably not.  But I'm going to give it my best shot.  Wish me luck!

Most important of all, continue to show deep love for each other, for love covers a multitude of sins. 
1 Peter 4:8 (NLT)


  1. I love that quilt with the extra border - it looks like the perfect finish to me! I hope you get plenty of quilting time in the next few days.

  2. I love the pieced border~ it is just perfect! I guess 4 days to quilt depends on the design you use. Good luck!

  3. It's beautiful, and David and I have faith that you CAN get it done in time! The added borders look great!

  4. Sandi is right - make it simple and take care not to stress too much so you can get it done on time!

  5. I love the pieced border! Good luck. I hope you are very close to finished.

  6. I enjoyed reading your blog, thanks.