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Saturday, September 02, 2006
And She Kept On Piecing......
I tried to do two plain borders...honest I did! I got the first one on, fine....I used a black on black check for the inner border...It really set off the center I thought, but nothing that I laid outside that black border had enough color for the rest of the quilt!
So..back to the sewing machine. I'm not crazy about piano key borders...but I always wanted to try an angled strip border, like the ones on an amish style "Joseph's Coat" quilt. I wanted to limit the bias as much as possible, so I cut mine with a 60 degree angle instead of a 45 degree angle....and I used up a gazillion more strips, though you wouldn't know it by looking in the bin.
I have come to realise that looking in my strip bins is like dealing with another night of "left over casserole" from the fridge. It's time to start slicing into some yardage to spice up the mix a bit. I have a lot of red/blue/purple/black..but bright colors like yellows and oranges and lime greens or hot pinks etc...I think I've used them all up!
After finishing the top I came to the same conclusion with the back. I didn't really WANT to piece a back! But...I didn't have anything that really went well enough, or that I had enough of to use as a whole backing..I would have had to piece anyway. I had remaining black and grey squares from piecing my ocean waves back, and I had left over pink/coral squares from piecing my spider web back, so I only had to cut a few more to have enough to piece this back...checkerboard fashion....grey/black/pink. :c)
This quilt really IS a scrapbuster!
Quipped by Bonnie K Hunter at 8:06 AM