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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Octagon Quilt Top

I just finished my Octagon quilt up as dinner was baking in the oven. I love it. I did have some kinks. I mean, when does something go off without a hitch? The template for the octagons came off of quilt pro 5. I printed them out. After cutting several out, I figured out that all the sides were not equal. I just decided to go with it. However, it did affect the size of the blocks and lining up of the diamonds. I am still okay with it.
This block was not the easiest, but it wasn't boring. It looks like little fish bowls. I am thinking now of how to quilt it...hmm. It's a thinker! Plus, should I add a border??? What do you think, and what should I use? I do have that floral. I don't have anymore fish print. So, that is out.

Fish Bowl Lap Quilt
I just wanted to stop in and say hi, and let everyone know what I was up to today. Hubby is off for the rest of the week and Monday is a holiday. So, I may not get that much time quilting. He got a pole saw to trim our big oaks and is itching to use it! So, I will be out there watching and praying that he doesn't get hurt. Men and their saws. Makes me think of this song. Hehehe!
 
Blake Shelton "Redneck"
 
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8 comments:

  1. Ooo! I love the fish bowl quilt!! Wonderful job! I would do no border because it is so bold and fun that a border might tame it back and why would you want that?! But it would look great either way!

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    1. Thanks,I think I am in the no border camp. I don't wanna tame it down either.

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  2. I love the idea of a fish bowl quilt. Too clever. I am also in the no border camp. It is not needed.

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    1. I'm thinking your both right. I should move on to the backing. Why am I always trying to mess up a good thing? Over thinking it. :)

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  3. Oh boys and their toys! What a fun quilt- I love how the blocks really do look like fish bowls. I'm in agreement - no border needed!

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    1. Thanks! We spent most of Wednesday cutting the trees and dragging them to the curb. I agree with the no border. Now, I just have to pick out a design for the quilting.

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  4. Your quilt is gorgeous. Enjoy the holiday.

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    1. Thank you! I hope to be quilting it soon! Enjoy your holiday too. We are going to hang out with the family and grill.

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