Welcome to the link-up for BOMs Away Mondays!
Where we share what we're doing on a BOM-type project
so they don't stall out in UFO-land!
(Linky at the bottom.)
|This is Lisa Palmer's pretty rabbit - I love it and want to start right in on making and finishing my rabbits.|
But first I'll have to figure out what all extra applique "stuff" I'll add in to fill my extra-wide border.
I really want this quilt on my bed, not the guest bed, so that means I had to figure out how to increase it into a king size. I also really like the diamond border on the outer edge, like it is in Sarah Fielke's design.
|This is Jane Shaw's amazing top, so you can see the diamonds I'm talking about.|
That is one big dog. This is a big quilt top, something like 96 inches.
So this morning I pulled out the directions for that diamond border and wrestled with the math to figure out how much to add in that border to get to where however-many added diamonds would match up in the measurements.
I had it all figured out for my best-choice of finished quilt size. . . and then I was short about 6 inches of yardage for the green fabric. Oh, pooh!
Back to the math again, but it wasn't so tricky this time around, as I already had the common denominators. So I found an acceptable smaller size and then set to work making my actual borders.
I forgot how long it takes to put large borders together! So this is all the sewing work I accomplished today. (All four are stacked here.)
Because of the mitering, my pretty powder blue (looking rather peakish in that photo) was a little shorter than the far reach of that color's corner. A little patching made it work fine, and applique stuff can help hide that seam a bit. I don't know if you can see it in the picture, but I used the blue erasable pen to mark the diagonal seamline. These borders have an extra 1/4" on each edge to accomodate the ocassional pull-in that can happen with applique. So that line gives me something to eyeball while placing elements on the background.
I was super careful with all my calculations, and even more careful with my cutting and marking, so hopefully - cross our fingers - when I have these all worked up and do the final trimming, it'll actually fit together as it's supposed to!
~*~*~ Did you get any BOM type work done at your place recently? ~*~*~
Kate over at Katie Mae Quilts has joined me in hosting this meet-up,
and linking up from either end puts you on the party at both sides.