Sunday, March 14, 2010

another job done

I love how this quilt turned out without a lot of fussiness. It is 64" square and the quilt maker plans to use it as a sort of tablecloth. I want some of that blue floral in the border! I don't know what the pattern is. The beige center square is unpieced and then has the triangle border and 4 more borders. I kind of wish that I had taken a "before" picture to show you an example of how quilting can shrink the overall size, in this case used to our advantage because the center beige square was too big for the borders. When I laid it out on the table before quilting, there was about 2" of excess fabric in the center. With small meandering I was able to get all of that "fluffiness" worked into the correct measurement and the borders lay flat with a larger meandering pattern. It's so good when the planets are aligned! Plus the sun is shining, the patio is finally free of snow, and I had lunch with Sue and Jeanette so life is good!


MissesStitches said...

It's beautiful, SisterStitches! Very interesting border treatment. I like it.

Brita said...

I love that blue floral too! Glad you're having a good day, Mom :) Love you.