|The left border is completely quilted.|
So, because I was really, REALLY busy, I put it off for another day and a half before I grudgingly pulled out my Gwen Marston & Joe Cunningham book. This is so not my forte.*whine.... I carefully followed directions and came up with one or two really small football cable things. Great. But how to make them big enough for the border? And that's where I simply couldn't do the follow through. Math was a grind for me at school. A's and B's 'cuz I did all my homework, but no real spark of genius or intelligent life here.
|The incredible homemade quilting aids.|
I decided to make myself a detailed visual aid so that when I was stitching I could have a clear reference point in the event I became confused. Who, me? This also seemed like the perfect time to try out my new 'Miracle Marker' my mother bought for me last year. This quilt is fairly dark and so I need a light colored marker. Yes--I did test it out previous to marking the entire border and it irons out in literally seconds! Thank goodness for that as I had already marked into my third cable before I realized that the footballs were not supposed to be joined at the ends, but linked together.... Duh! Very prescient of me to make that visual aid, don't you think?:)
|Trying out 'Miracle Marker'.|
|(I think) It's a completed quilt top!|