Monday, February 3, 2020

Design Wall Monday - February 3, 2020

It is possible to go through your entire life without ever having gone through a universal palindrome.......but we did it yesterday!  For number geeks like me who get excited about things like this, it was a special day.  The date 02/02/2020 is an eight digit number that can be read forward and backward and be the same.   So, if you didn't feel special yet today, just know that yesterday you lived through a unique phenomenon.  It won't happen again until 12/12/2121.  

This month's UFO is a Bonnie Hunter class project that I took back in March of 2014.  Talkin Turkey is the name of the pattern.    



I stopped before making the pattern border as I was unsure what border I wanted on my quilt.  Bonnie Hunter's border has many pieces and that didn't appeal to me.  Then my brain when off on a tangent with a plan for a border with appliqued turkey feathers on it.   It sounded good at the time, but I rejected it.



There is a reason why this UFO has been in the decision making stage for this long.  



Now is the right time to move this UFO into a finished quilt.  I have decided to put a simple hst border on it.  Here is a picture of the quilt on my design wall today, with a sample of a simple border.





What is on your design wall?  I didn't look at very much last week, as I caught the flu/cold that has been going around, and am just now feeling better.  I hope to spend some time Tuesday admiring this week's pictures.  Please provide a link back to this blog post from somewhere within your blog post.  Thanks!


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16 comments:

  1. Your Talking Turkey looks absolutely handsome. I am sure it will make a gorgeous quilt.

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  2. That's a quilt with a lot of "WOW" factor. I'd probably put a narrow border of something the shade of the tan/white block background between the blocks and the HSTs. That would give your eye a place to rest between the quilt and the final HST border.

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  3. What a gorgeous quilt--good that you are putting that border on it to finish...I find border decisions very difficult...I know a lot of people plan them way ahead--but i have to see the whole quilt before i can decide...hugs, Julierose

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  4. I like the HST border, simple but elegant. Glad you're feeling better!

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  5. I am glad you pulled this one back out!! I really really like it!! and the border you are adding is really cool!

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  6. Cool, I survived 02.02.2020 without even knowing it was that special!

    I love the gingham red sashing and the blocks are so pretty! You look so happy!

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  7. I have that photo saved in my keepers file, such a good one of you both. Crazy about that turkey feather...please put it in a corner by your sig ;) Sharyn

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  8. love that quilt - I have made some of her quilts but not many

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  9. I'm loving the Turkey Tracks, Judy. The border idea definitely has potential. Curious to see how it might look if you separated the triangle squares from the main body of the quilt with a light strip.

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  10. Talking Turkey is one BH quilt that I hope to make some day. It's one of my favorite of her mysteries. Your is turning out beautifully.

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  11. Love your turkey reds in Talkin Turkey! All those blocks have a lot of pieces to start with...a slightly less busy border looks good! Cute pic of you and Bonnie.

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  12. Your quilt is fantastic! The HST border is perfect for it and I can't wait to see it finished.

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  13. I love your Turkey Tracks. Your border will be great!

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  14. I know exactly how that goes... the indecision of a border design, which ends up with a long term UFO in the closet!

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  15. That’s an impressive quilt, you must have lots of patience and staying power. Good border choice.

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  16. Your quilt is going to be awesome... now what will you do with those lovely feathers?

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