Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Family's here

Greetings from Sunriver, where it has finally warmed up! The snow has melted and it's in the 40s...I know it's still colder than Wisconsin!@!!

I did put together a top before everyone arrived. I'm trying to decide if I should add a border or not. These are blocks that I originally made for an American Jane enormous quilt, which I abandoned.  The fabrics are all kid type themes and I fussy cut many of the centers in the Ohio stars.  I'm thinking of using the American Jane yardstick fabric for a border, which I had used in the center of the quilt, as a border between the stars. I'm curious about your opinions.

No border except the black one
With the American Jane yardstick fabric laid out...opinions??

So my daughter/son in law/darling grandson are here (as are my other 2 kids and husband). We HAD to get some new bath toys so I took him to the local toy store and found a duckie and fishie for the tub. But the best find was a little shopping basket, which he just couldn't put down. Here's a picture of my daughter Rachel with the darling boy, who turns 2 in about 2 weeks...Note the snow has almost melted.

I'm exceedingly grateful for my life and the people in it. Thank you for being a part of my world.  I wish everyone a wonderful day at Thanksgiving and hope you are spending it surrounded with people you love. I know we are all very thankful for the wonderful lives we have. I certainly am!


  1. Wow! I love it with the added yardstick borders! They just 'pop'! Yay!

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Eat lots of pie!

  2. I do like the yardstick fabric as a border--and I would probably bind it with something dark to tie in the dark inner border. This is a very fun quilt, Randy. And you have a very cute grandson!

  3. I like it with only the black border, but I'm a borderless kind of gal a lot of the time.
    Ryan is so sweet with his little basket!!
    Happy thanksgiving friend!!

  4. I love that yardstick fabric as the border. It really pops all the fantastic colors you used in the quilt.
    Love the little ahopping basket Ryan has. He is so cute.
    Happy Thanksgiving.

  5. I vote for just the black border. It looks very elegant that way! (Jealous of grandkids -- I'm still waiting!)