Saturday, January 15, 2011

What'll Be?

Ya know how we all seem to have been struck by that bug?  The one that befuddles our brains and makes us completely -dare I say- useless?

Funny how we go from mad gardener, to crazy canner, to dead man walkin', to kaput!  It's the weather, I know!
Well I have been working on this dang thing since Monday! 
And it's still not done!  But here's why:

It measures 39.5 x 24.5 inches.  Sorta big for a wall hanging!  So my dilemma is, do I just keep going and make it a lap quilt?  Or find a good sized wall to hang it on?  More like a door...but OK!

I could find a really neat block in my new book and just keep going.  But that might take me weeks at this pace!  Or simply bat it, back it, quilt it, bind and gag it, hang it.

What do you think?  I think I'm gonna read a book.  Maybe I will make it thru one chapter!

16 comments:

  1. I'm not sure how you can say you're useless and doin' nothing when you're making something as lovely as that!

    I know, come later this year, we'll all be laughing about these posts we made about how we felt so useless and disorganized and jumbled up. Ain't winter great?

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  2. I say keep going! I have a pattern for a snowball block that is easy peasy. Just a 5" square with squares sewn and flipped on the corners. Would be adorable as a border around this bad boy! Then finish up with another 4" or so border and you got yourself a cozy lap quilt! Adding the snowball blocks (10" counting each side together) and a 4" border (8"total) you would add another 14" all the way around that quilt. Perfect lap size!!

    Love, The Enabler

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  3. I know nothing about these things but I would vote for making the lap quilt. I really like the colors. It just would look so nice waiting on the couch to find refuge under after feeding your chickens.

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  4. I am with Jane and vote for the lap quilt, but of course I don't have to do the work. It is beautiful! I envy quilters. I don't have the patience for the precision required.

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  5. Somebody's got to be disagreeable so I guess it will be me. I'd finish it up as a wall hanging and hang it on a door if you've got one in an appropriate spot that will showcase it. If you make it into a lap quilt, that's gonna mean a lot of washing and I'm always afraid of subjecting applique (even machine applique) to a lot of washing and drying.

    It's cute as heck and having it finished up pronto as opposed to enlarging it into a lap quilt that might not get finished and is hanging over your head isn't what you need right now.

    Okay, I can hear all the boos and hisses so I'll go away now. ;o)

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  6. Take ya book and go take a long hot bubble bath while ya read that one chapter and then see where ya motivation leads ya. Maybe a nice long nap, no matter, the project will be right there when ya get back. lol So pretty, I do think it would make a beautiful lap quilt, but it would also make a really cute wall hanging near the back door. Yeah I know,, Im no help. lol I admire those who quilt, i cant sit still long enough to do precision work like that.
    (((Hugs)))

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  7. Hmmm...as I was sitting out in the woods this morning...freezing my non-exixtent kahuna's off I was thinking about this thing.

    MamaPea raised a very good point about the applique and washing.

    However, I think I may just keep going on it with some sorta wintery looking block and borders.

    When I go back out this afternoon and have no deer to look at and nothing but my wondering mind, I will probably come up with something different. Heheee...

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  8. I'm with Mama Pea, make it into a wall hanging. You will be done sooner and it will be lovely hanging up.

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  9. Will it fit on the fridge LOL? It's cute! I am in love with mid-century style, so I'm loving the snowflake similarity on that one to a mid-century twinkle star design!

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  10. Keep going make a lap quilt! Better yet, keep going, list it on Etsy and let me buy it! Ha!

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  11. Do you have an Etsy shop APG?

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  12. Erin, the picture doesn't do it justice. And I don't say that about things I make too often...usually knock it and drag it thru the mud. :)

    But to answer you and Chelsi, no Etsy. I'm too slow! I'd have maybe 3 things a year to list at the rate I go!

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  13. Too many choices, LOL. I love a good lap quilt but lately have been wishing for quilts to cover my windows and drafty front door. No matter, quilting is a great and productive passtime.

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  14. I don't know nutin' about nutin', quilt-wise, but I say it's adorable just as is and would be perfect hung on the inside of your front doort - both as a reminder, and to block any cold bits from getting in! I believe I am in the dead (wo)man walking phase.

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  15. I absolutely love it!! I was going to say go for the lap blanket, but how cozy and inviting would it be to see this as you walked up to someone's front door...then again, you would have to worry about sun fading. LOL

    So did you get any inspiration when you went back out to hunt? Or did you get a deer? :)

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  16. I say keep going. Maybe some snowball blocks, and turn it into a lap quilt. It would be perfect for snuggling under with that book, next to the fire and a cuppa tea. Good luck! It's beautiful.
    ~~Lori

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