Sunday, February 19, 2012
Extended post title: Random Stripes -or- Something I Actually Finished (Or At Least Finished The Top Of)
I have been calling this project "Random Stripes" because it is an improv variation of the traditional Roman Stripes pattern. It is inspired by an antique quilt I saw in a book (stay tuned for me to figure out which book it was and give it credit here) and wanted to create my own "version" of.
I first declared this top to be "done" many years ago when it was just the center part with the blue border. Then, before I got around to finishing it, I decided it needed something more and at someone's suggestion decided to add more pieced borders to it.
Then I put it in a pile where it sat for several more years.
I took it out again recently a decided it was finally time to do something with it. After experimenting with a few possibilities I decided to try adding a row of blocks on top and bottom. Once that was done, although there are a million other things I suppose I could do with it, I think it actually feels "done" to me.
Maybe I should say "done for now" given the history, but I have a feeling I'll stick with this.
It's pretty "random" as the name suggests, but I think it will make a fun toddler quilt for a little one to play on and with. Or even possibly a nice lap quilt for a suitably "random" adult. I'm not sure where it's going to end up yet, so we shall see! It is 44ish x 62ish inches.
In other news, I have a three day weekend! And I have to tell you I'm feeling quite extremely favorable towards three day weekends just at the moment! I have to be grateful for work since I would never be able to enjoy time off so much if it weren't for work. Right? Right?
Hope you're all doing well out there in blogland :)