Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Round Two of the Cousin quilts

I have more cousin quilts ready to be shipped off.  I heard from the cousins that already got their quilts. Made me so happy to be able to share these fabric hugs with ones I love.
The quilts leaving this week:


In addition to getting these quilts ready to go to a new home I have been working on one that I liked until the final border. So the poor thing got folded and put in a bin. For a long time. I got it out with the plan of just finishing it and sharing it. Could not do it. Just couldn't get  past that border. It wasn't what I wanted when I got it. Lesson learned. Went to the big box where most of this fabric came from with the hope of finding something. I found a fabric that is in the quilt and I bought it. I wouldn't say I love it, but it is better than what was on it before. By the way, I just took the rotary cutter and cut off the border. Made the inner border a little smaller, but I didn't unpick a stitch. :)
The not quite right border

Quilt fixed and on the frame.

Will get another shot once the binding is on.

Happy stitching


  1. Lucky cousins! These are all beautiful and represent a fair investment of time too. When do you sleep? I like the way you think about unpicking stitches :)

  2. I agree --- Lucky cousins! Do you think maybe we might be related somewhere along the line, maybe????? *hope - wink*
    I need to do that same thing for my cousins; in fact, I think I planned to do that last Christmas maybe, but it never happened! Maybe next year! Good idea for fixing your border! ---"Love"

  3. Those quilts are gorgeous!!! You are too much! That is a wonderful undertaking and puts me to shame. I don't know how you get so much done.

  4. Are you making these from scratch or just finishing up quilts you started? Regardless, the quilts are beautiful and each one is so different. Are you still having fun?


  5. Beth....what an amazing bunch of quilts...lucky cousins for sure!! I like your method of taking off a border....I spent hours removing borders one time....wish I would have thought of our trick!!!

  6. I think I've said it before, but will you adopt me as one of your cousins? Those quilts are all wonderful! You've got a lucky family and I sure hope they realize it!