If only I wasn't too lazy to add another pieced border to this quilt when I first made it. Wouldn't that have been pretty? I mean, if only I hadn't run out of fabric when I was making this quilt, I could've made it bigger to begin with. I mean, if only I had bought more fabric in the 1st place. Really, let's get it right. That's the real problem. I tend not to buy large enough pieces of fabric. Lesson learned? Probably not.
I'm pleased with the addition of these 2 plain borders in this quilt top. At least now it's big enough for a twin or double sized bed. This is Alien Star Flower and was originally shown in my book, Infinite Stars. I just checked the publication date and that was 1992. That means this quilt top is 20 years old. I'm still not in a real big hurry to get it quilted. I'm waiting for my doodle quilting to get better.
If only I got more of the borders done in that pile of 9 quilts I decided to enlarge - I could be starting another top. But I just got one done. And I did go shopping and find the fabric I need for the border of one other quilt. And it's washed, pressed and ready to go. I also finished 2 bindings.
I think that's enough sewing upstairs for a little while. Now I think I'll rummage around in that pile of tops and see if I can't find one that I have a back for and put something on the frame downstairs. I will save the other borders to work on when I am on the phone. I use the speaker phone feature so I can chat without holding the phone and can get lots done at the same time. I find it helps to plan ahead, and will probably have figured out how wide I can cut the strips from the fabric available before I even pick up the phone.
Sew on and sew on.