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Border Quilt Quilt Along week 4

Hi friends!

Today I am posting my progress on the Border Quilt. Hmmm…

Time for a little honesty here. I am not done with this week’s border. I am deep into Quilt Market prep and just can’t keep up.  I thought I would show what I am doing for the border and hopefully next time the border will be on!


We can’t do it all. I don’t know about you, but sometimes I just have too much on my plate and then I get overwhelmed. That happened this week. I want to be the kind of person that looks for the silver lining, so I am trying to find the good in the midst of all this craziness. 

 With this quilt pattern, Jen writes, if you want a quilt this size, stop with this border. Or keep going for a bigger quilt. So I decided to step back and take a look at my quilt and decide how big I wanted it to end up.

Here is my good. I also decided that just because I am working on Jen’s pattern doesn’t mean I can’t come up with a creative way to make it work for me, right? I decided I wanted the quilt a little bigger, but I am really pressed for time. So for this border of friendship stars, I decided to only make 4.


Just  4.

I will put one on each side and then just use some background fabric to make the rest of the border. A great compromise and an idea we can all employ when we just don’t have time. I don’t need to be perfect and I don’t have to make the quilt the way Jen did. I can come up with a creative solution and just make it work! Sometimes giving ourselves permission to not do it all can be a great relief.

Here is how far the stars are right now. Not too far but we can only get so much accomplished in a given time and we need to remember to keep a good balance in life.


And Kira says it is time to play outside right now. So that is where I am headed. Outside with the dog and I will work on the stars soon.

sweet pup
Kira ready to get going!


I will add an updated picture to this post as I get more done. In the meantime, take a break. Enjoy the fall. Get outside and breath the air.

happy quilting!


2 thoughts on “Border Quilt Quilt Along week 4”

  1. Do what you can, when you can and don’t sweat the small stuff!! So, will your stars be symmetrical or asymmetrical??

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