I am taking advantage of this early morning when 2 of my 3 kids are not down yet to attempt a blog post. I was quilting, and probably still should be. Heaven knows in 3 hours when I contemplate doing a little more stitching, it will be near impossible!
Here's the last custom for a while. It's for a MA lady that has sent me 4 others this winter/spring. They all use many of these same fabrics. She requested dense stitching.
During the kids' last week of school, I managed to get the outer borders added to this quilt of mine, but not without a little piecing drama first. I miscut that 2" green border too narrow, and ended up adding it in 2 pieces. That is just not how I do things; made me pretty angry! And I don't want to order fabric right now with our big vacation and all of its expenses looming. I have resorted to making a 1/4" silk bias piping to attach at this "joint". So, what should have been a quick and easy 2" border to add by machine, has turned into a fool's paradise of blunders and a dozen+ hours to hand attach the piping. Live and learn. I keep telling myself that it will look good. This quilt has small silk accents in some blocks, so this is right in keeping with what i have already done.
I have been puttering with possible quilting plans too. This is really one of my favorite parts of the process -- past the trauma of all the sewing blunders, and before reality sets in that it is not quiltable!