Thursday, November 11, 2010
Stuff and Nonsense
We had a really nice conversation about God's sense of humor. She (Sylvia, not God, though I hope God has too) has visited three different churches this last month and at every church the sermon was about extending grace to people. Lo and behold, she has had many opportunities to practice what they preached this very week! With me he's been discussing having a generous heart. I do, really I do. I promise I do. Not enough apparently. I need to be more spontaneous with my generosity and happier when I practice it and from now on I'm going to be better at it, just as soon as I can get my fingers unclenched in this tight fist I'm trying to uncurl. :)
So, I have questions for you all. The reason I wanted those flying geese is to add them to this panel:
Question #1. I started out thinking this would be a wallhanging but now that I've gotten this far I think if I just another border or two or eighteen I'll have a quilt. I'm thinking the third border should read solid but what color and how wide? The background of the Santa is green, the first border is red, the second border has a cream background with green geese. How about navy? And width, the first border is 3" wide, the second is 6". If I went with Fibonacci numbers the next border would have to be 9"! Don't know Fibonacci? I'm an old math teacher...Fibonacci numbers are very pleasing to the eye and basically mean the numbers are the sum of the former two numbers (0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, etc.) That may make sense to no one. So be it, everyone knows I don't make sense. Just answer the question - two questions really - what color and what width?
Question #2. The fourth border I'm thinking will be piano keys. I have lots of coordinating fabrics I can do that with, but how wide should they be? And what exactly do you do in the corners where I have the cornerstone blocks on the panel up there. On a piano key border do you do the fabric strips all the way up the sides, then all the way across the top and bottom, or do you use a cornerstone block there too?
Last question. What exactly definies a UFO? I have several/lots of things started...to the point that some seams have been sewn...so I know those are UFOs. But what about kits? The pattern is there, the fabric is there, in my mind it's unfinished because I bought it and haven't made it and it's technically started because the pattern and fabric are there? Is a kit a UFO or a NBS (never been started)? I need to know this. My brain won't leave me alone about it.