Sunday, March 23, 2008
Turned out just fine!
Well, finally, all the corners are done, matched well, and mitered properly! Whew! I knew what I was doing all along, sort of. The diagonal borders met the inside border very well - I had to unsew enough seams to make up for about 1/2 inch. A small matter indeed. The dimensions are about 62 x 78 in. The outer border was added because my outer triangles are cut with bias on the outside. I know better but when you are strip piecing, that was the easiest to think about.
I LOVE it, and so does my DH! I was up and wide awake at 4:00 am Sunday, eager to start the hand quilting.
Funny thing - Taniwa has been working on her When-oh-When handquilted project for a long time. Months ago, she put on a border that I even remembered commenting about - it was so fresh and clever. She just recently finished the quilt and posted her lovely finished quilt and coincidentally, my border just made in the last 2-3 weeks is just like hers which she started a while ago. I'd like to say "Great Minds Think Alike." I don't think I gave it a thought when I made mine but that clever design must have implanted itself in my feeble brain. Or, it may be that we've both hit upon a generic beautiful design. Thanks Tanya! Love that Eye Candy and all the inspiration from ALL you quilters!