Here is my next to the last border. One more to go. Sorry the photos are so bad, but in order to make my deadline I had to photograph in the dim light of the dawn. Talk about "wonky", I couldn't quite get a straight shot at 4:30 a.m.! This has been so much fun! I had a lot of fun with the stars even though it was a struggle at first to be so “free” with my cutting and sewing. I think this is the most “Gwennie” of the borders so far.
I had a little late night stitching which resulted in a few errors. I considered leaving this to make it really “Gwennie” but I fixed in a moment of weakness.
I also made a technical error with the binding. I meant to bind the short end first, but somehow (must have been the heat last week) I did the long ends first so I had a gap when they were added to the quilt. I contemplated (for about two seconds) taking it apart and redoing it, but decided it would be much more fun (and Gwennie like) to simply add yo-yo’s at the corners so you don’t notice the mistake (as much). It looks pretty good from a (great) distance.
I love the way the back is looking with all the different fabrics. It may not have been smart to do this (in the heat of a busy summer) in the potholder method, but it has been fun!
The first two "rounds" were hand quilted and these last two have been machine quilted. I plan to hand quilt the last round.
Lori is doing the link up this month (here) so don’t forget to stop by and see all the super creativity.
I can’t believe it is September already and my turn to choose the final border on our Gwennie Inspired Round Robin.
Being from Maine, my theme choice for the final border is
As with those who have gone before me (Lori, Cynthia, Cathy and Katy), you can interpret this as loosely as you like. Here are a few examples:
Seafood fabric or appliques
Sea birds (they eat fish!)
Marine mammals (they eat fish too!)
Lighthouses (they see fish)
Boats (they catch fish)
Ovals and triangles (i.e. fish shaped)
Tartar Sauce – what???
It’s not too late to join in. You have a whole month to create something to share for our October link up. Go sew! Can’t wait to see what you all come up with.