Sunday, March 17, 2013

An inch can make all the difference ...

So, what have I been doing these past few days? I haven't been slacking off - I promise! On Friday during the day I completed the last of the hexagon units I shared with you, and then in the evening I attached the outside borders to Mrs Billings Coverlet.

And then on Saturday I removed the borders. As I feared, they were just too full, and even with the addition of the appliquéd hexagon units, I felt they just weren't going to work.

Today I've cut an inch off each border and sewed them back on again. I'm much happier with the end result. The picture above was taken after I took the fullness out, so you can imagine how bad it was before. It still looks a little puffy, but some of that is because the previous border is so heavily pieced that it pulls on the outer border, and also because I need to give the top a good press. When the appliqué is in place, this top will look perfect!

Other than quilting, this has been such a busy weekend - Friday Camo came home from school camp. He had such a great time, and he was just worn out. Piles of laundry came home with him, so I've been busy getting on top of that. Sat night was Amy's boyfie's 21st birthday party. In the morning my friend and I went to the plaza, and I had make-up done for the event. It was such a lovely treat, and something I've never done before. Loved it! In the afternoon, it was stitching at Claire's house - always fun to see the girls, plenty of chatter and giggles. Then in the evening, the party - super fun. Today we're watching the F1 GP and catching up on all things that need to be done.

Hopefully I can get a start on the appliqué this evening, I'm dying to see how it will look! Chatter soon :-)

13 comments:

Grit said...

This top is so beautiful.

Greetings from germany, Grit

Patti said...

This is so spectacular. I can hardly wait to see what you are going to do for the outside border. I'm also eager to see how all those hexagon units will look after fitting together. Sounds like you had a great, very busy day to celebrate International Quilting Day!

Anonymous said...

Stunning!

ria vogelzang said...

It's just so grand!! What a gorgeous job you did!!
Absolutely love it!
Love from the Netherlands, Ria.

Manuela said...

It looks so fantastic.

Greetings from Germany, Manuela.

Noela said...

The top is looking wonderful. Hugs....

Litamora's Quilt & Design said...

Amazing! It looks soooo great! What a job! Love your quilt!

Nancy said...

Amazing quilt. Any idea how many pieces are in it?

Patchwork Penguin said...

It is amazing.... can't wait to see how you quilt it.

Shay said...

Looking good..when you were describing the borders on Saturday I had a vision of something that was so frilled it was almost gathered.

Kudos to you for tackling the border removal job . I know you didnt want to do that at all but the quilt looks amazing.

Nomaiaci Kamakura said...

I love your quilt. I just got the pattern last week while I was in Melbourne. Do you have any advice? I will start working on it soon. Thanks.

AnnieO said...

Ever more gorgeous with each round!

Lynda said...

Magnificent - I've loved watching this quilt top come together.

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