Friday, July 14, 2006
Okay...would you ever guess this is the same quilt with the border bungles?
What I did was pinch the fullness, fold it over, and hand stitch it with a blind applique stitch to take up the pleat..it looks like there is a seam running across the border, as if it was pieced....but it looks so much better than a pucker because it is stitched down. Can you even see the seam on the close up pic? I think you might have to click on it to enlarge it to have it really be visible.
And oh you guys, don't you know me well enough to know that I would be kind and explainatory to my customer? I told her "never fear, I can fix it..here's what we will do..." And then for future reference I sent her to my website to check out my border hints page so that the next one she can measure properly, etc.
I really like how it turned out. Yes, it's the baptist fans again, but it just FITS this wonky 4patch-9patch quilt with it's eclectic fabrics, 1920's (maybe earlier..there is one chrome yellow I'm suspicious about being earlier!) all the way through 1940's.
I'm off to work, I've got a full massage schedule today, booked solid from 11 am until 6pm tonight. Whew! But the good news is...I PIECED more last night! WEeee! I'm going to keep you in the dark about that one for a bit longer. I found an antique top on ebay that I am dying to use 2.5" strips to recreate...in my own scrappy fashion of course :c)
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Quipped by Bonnie K Hunter at 9:29 AM