I admit it......I'm not the math major.........When I initially calculated the number of border pieces I would need I counted the seam allowance.........dah!! so I was a lot short of pieces. So what is a quilter to do when she has no more of the "said" fabric to finish the border. Buy fabric.........well maybe, but I chose first to dig through all of the strips in my 2 1/2 inch strip bin and 3 inch strip bins to find some strips that might come close to the same value as the fabric I had used. and I found a few, but still didn't get as close as I wanted.
So I decieded to try a little fabric manipulation.
Good old tea dying.
And after a little time in the tea bath I was more pleased with the fabric values. Then I unsewed some of the border strips and inserted three other alternating fabrics to complete the borders.
Then it was back to sewing the pieces together into the borders. I love sitting in the livingroom with my hubby and piecing away on my featherweight. She sews like a dream.
The top is completed! Seems like there is never enough room to lay a top out on the floor and get a good picture, but here goes. Hope you can see enough of the entire layout of the quilt.
This evening she goes into the longarm and hopefully I will have it completely quilted by tomorrow so I can get it bound to take to the guild meeting Monday night.
NOW THAT CALLS FOR A CELEBRATION!!! ANOTHER UFO TOP IS COMPLETED AND ALMOST A NEW QUILT.
Roger Jr. sent us this picture from his fishing trip this past Sunday. Wow what a catch. He said it took him 20 minutes to get this one in the boat.
Better get busy I have Teresa coming over today for lunch.