I've been on border patrol and also quite a bit of reverse sewing - don't you just hate that!
I got out my Twelve Days of Christmas and finished putting the rows together for the centre so that I could take it to Friday Threaders for advice on the border fabric. Luckily Kaye still had the fabric I used for the centre panel, using this helps to draw it all together.
All going well until I took a photo and was not happy with the layout...groan. My sister's words were in my head from when we picked up her sampler quilt and the discussion around getting a balanced look. These different backgrounds didn't look balanced, not happy with the bottom row :(
So after some reverse sewing I think this looks a lot better.
The borders for this quilt have embroidered pipers, drummers, lords and ladies so still quite a lot of work on this quilt. Wonder if I'll get it done by this Christmas?
I've had this thought before!
Gossip in the Garden also required some reverse sewing. I happened to mention to Lenora that I had forgotten to fussy cut the borders on Part B and she very kindly packed some more fabric in this month's Part C so I didn't really have a choice I HAD to re-do them. This border now looks much better without the orange and blue flowers cut in half.
I've also made some borders for the different mini blocks for Part C.
I love the fabrics that Lenora has chosen but every now and then I'm putting in my own. I thought this fabric was too pale...
...so I raided my Auntie Green stash and found this sunny yellow.
I loved making this next border with lots of different mini blocks.
|Square in a square|
I like to treat circles like any other appliqué shape, by drawing or tracing directly onto the fabric. Luckily I had a glass just the right size.
All the borders around the mini blocks for Part C are finished, can't wait for the next instalment to arrive this week.
I've also prepped the appliqué borders for AWS block #10.
I'm not that happy with my fabric choices for this block but I'm keeping them, I've had enough reverse sewing this week and the layout is starting to grow on me.
Well, so much for my 'border patrol' -
I'll finish with some show and tell from the Friday Threaders.
|Lynette Anderson design beautifuuly made by Cynthia|
|Chris' own stunning design|
Have a great week, whatever sewing patrol you're on.