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Well I've officially decided, borders are my least favorite thing to do. I love the piecing, but once the blocks are together I really dislike figuring out the borders. ugh. So these two patriotic quilts are pieced, but I'm waiting for border scraps from the coordinator to put on the borders & then quilt. All I have is a dark navy which doesn't do anything for either of them. Hopefully she'll send me something I can use as I would rather not go shopping.
Cris in MT
Love them both, Dee. The top one looks like it already has enough of a border to me. I'd call it done unless you're trying to get it to a larger size.
thanks Linda. They both need to be about 8 - 10" larger, thus need borders.
While waiting for the border fabric, I went back to the embroidery on my wall hanging. Only a couple more berries to satin stitch, then I need to decide if I'm going to do any more embellishing, perhaps on the butterflies. I'm also thinking about an interesting edge treatment. I think I will do curved corners, maybe even a shaped edge on the sides, kind of like a plaque. It's small so I can get fancy.
We're on the return leg of our road trip, heading back home.
In anticipation of this road trip, I decided to "save" stitching the columns of Inner Cube for that time. I had stacked all the piece parts for each column in the correct order then put each column on its own ziploc bag.
Although I do have hours as a passenger, I'm not working on it *all the time*. But I have been able to complete 2 columns.
Here is the 2nd column. It's hanging on the bathroom door in our trailer ... the only vertical spot we have that I can stand far enough away from to get the entire piece!
looking great - you've made great progress. I'm jealous - I cannot decide on my next handwork project....
Beautiful!!! Your roadwork kits are always so amazing.
I had quite a few handwork projects like that myself but sadly the all got finished and this last summer I have done trips with nothing to work on. Well we are flying to southern California on Thursday and I am happy to say I will have two handwork projects to work on!!!
Dee, you door plaque is gorgeous. No matter what you do for finishing will only add to it.
I wish there was a hand project fairy that would do the prep work, than I would do a lot more.
that's an idea! Though I guess that's what those precut fusible kits are, assuming you just wanted to do blanket stitch and not needle turn.
hand project fairy