On Thursday, I left you with the quilt at this stage…..
As I looked at it, I felt that it needed some separation between the blocks so decided to add 1-inch sashing.
….and the blue background seemed to be a perfect choice.
Before I started pulling blocks off of the design wall, I added numbered pins to each block which GREATLY helped to keep the blocks in the same place as piecing commenced…..
If you are interested, here is an older video that I made reviewing one of the Numbered Pin brands…..
I quickly had the horizontal sashing added…..
Now came the hard part….. adding the vertical sashing and making sure that the blocks were perfectly lined up!!
I accomplished this by marking registration lines on the sashing piece and pinning every seam so that they matched….
The top was finished, including the 1-inch sashing around the entire top. Now I wanted to add a splash of color to the border. As I searched my stash, my eyes fell on these fabrics…..
After lots of trial and error, I ended up cutting strips from several of these and piecing them together into irregular-sized chunks.
A final blue border and the top was finished…..
And, I LOVE IT!!!
I am not interested in quilting this myself so have sent it off to let Sheila work her magic with thread.
Just because I am not quilting this myself doesn’t mean that I couldn’t quilt it if I had the time…..