Borders on the Oak Reel Quilt

Borders on the Oak Reel Quilt

Yesterday I spent a lovely day at the Quilt House in Clarksville with the girls. I got all of my Ohio Star blocks pieced, and this morning I sew them around the quilt.

Oak Reel Quilt
Oak Reel Quilt

I hopped in the Jeep and ran it over to my mom’s, to try it on her bed and see where she wanted the sides to fall. “To the floor of course” she said! Ack! Not what I had in mind.

I’ve finished piecing another border of half-square triangles, which will be followed by a large brown floral border, that I may or may not scallop.

Half-Square Triangle Border
Half-Square Triangle Border

Here’s where I’m currently on hold, as I try and decide if I want to wrap the half-square triangles around the corner blocks, or if I want to do something different there.

I’ll have to play with it a bit before I decide. This entire quilt has been designed on the fly!

Siri Cat

Thankfully, Siri Cat was keeping an eye on me while I sewed. I’m sure (so she tells me) that I’d screw everything up without her

But meanwhile, I’ve a friend that is moving and needs help packing, so tonight I’m feeding my sourdough for blueberry muffins in the morning, and I’ve mixed a batch of focaccia dough up to bake tomorrow. That should help keep us happy while we pack.

A little voice whispered to me that I should probably sleep on my corners before doing anything to them!

CJ Tinkle

This Post Has 8 Comments

  1. Jane Wineteer

    You are SO GOOD! Always love to see and read about your progress.

  2. Julia

    Your creativity always leaves me in awe!! I can’t believe how big Siri Cat has gotten. I remember when she was just a fluffy little kitten.

    1. tinksquared

      Thank you Julia! I will be so excited when this quilt is done :). Siri has indeed grown! But she’s still pretty small for a Maine Coon.

  3. Chris P

    Siri has the most interesting expressions. And I love the extended paw pointing something unseen out, looking like, “right here, can’t you see that?”

    1. tinksquared

      She always looks mad to me! She’s a strange cat. She’ll snuggle up to me then bite me when I pet her. LOL

  4. Diane Obernesser

    And what does Siri think you should do? Looks like she has an opinion.

    1. tinksquared

      It does doesn’t it! I would love to be able to know what she’s thinking. Siri Cat is quite the corker!

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