|Top finished on Basket Medallion!|
I was pushing a bit to get something done before my next crazy, busy weekend (gotta love monster big families with all the nephew & niece graduations/family bbq's/celebrations etc.) when I sewed the last border on. Ta da! Then realized that I had two blocks side by side with identical background fabrics. Since the entire border is made up of about twelve different background fabrics, I couldn't leave them side by side bonding like that. Even though it's all brown, there should be subtle variations so the eye doesn't instantly gravitate there in puzzlement and concern! Needless to say, I was not happy to be using my seam ripper, but it was an easy fix all things considering.
I'm still not sure about that 'glowing' yellow border, but this is one problem area that quilting should more than take care of. If I do it right. And if I use the proper color thread! Hmm.... Thankfully not a decision I have to worry about right now as this quilt top is way down on the list.
I did end up with the striped fabric for the coping border after all too. So unadventurous! There was more than enough of it in my stash and it looked fine when auditioned. More importantly, coping borders are my least favorite area to hand quilt unless they are sewn with striped fabric. Hey, I know my strengths and weaknesses. Why not make it as easy for myself as possible? lol
|Hmm... How did this happen?|