|Look Who's Getting Borders Today!|
Why has it taken me so long to add these borders? Well, first of all, I had to prewash the uncut border yardage, and I loathe the washing and the ironing and the folding and the cutting of the borders. Then, I was trying to figure out where I could lay this gigantic quilt top flat to measure for the borders and pin them on. I finally decided to use the rails of my longarm frame for this.
|Using the Longarm Frame to Measure for Border Length|
|Pinning Border at the Longarm Frame|
|Pinning for the 97D Seam Guide: Perpendicular Pins With Pin Heads to the Left|
|Oh How I Love Me Some 97D Foot!|
Speaking of things that need to get done faster... Yes, I've been working on the graduation quilt! 12 of the 48 curved flying geese arcs have been paper pieced. That's 25% of them done at the end of the first week in March, so I'm on track to finish all of them by the end of the month, sort of. I haven't touched them since Saturday and today is Tuesday...
|See Those Green Tag Board Templates On the Purple Fabric?|
In other grad quilt related news, look what showed up in today's mail:
This is the custom-printed backing fabric from Spoonflower, designed by C. Wren Leyland:
|Kona Solid Backing Fabric, Custom Printed with Psalm 28:7|
But first -- Gotta get these borders on the pineapple quilt, though, so I can store the finished quilt top safely out of harm's way (and free up the longarm frame for quilting the vintage quilt top that's mid-repair).
And so, without further ado, here are my To-Dos for Tuesday:
- Complete solid blue and print borders for the Pineapple Log Cabin quilt
- Piece 12 more geese arcs for Lars's Geese In Circles graduation quilt
That is PLENTY ambitious for me, since each of those geese arcs is taking roughly an hour and a half to an hour and forty-five minutes to piece! Time to get back to work!
I'm linking up with:
I'm linking up with:
· Colour and Inspiration Tuesday at http://www.cleverchameleon.com.au
· To-Do Tuesday at Stitch ALL the Things: http://stitchallthethings.com
· Midweek Makers at www.quiltfabrication.com/
· WOW WIP on Wednesday at www.estheraliu.blogspot.com
· Needle and Thread Thursday at http://www.myquiltinfatuation.blogspot.com/
That is completely genius to use the long arm to help get those borders just right and pinned on! I wonder if hubby will buy me a long arm now... LOL! KIDDING! I love that backing fabric for the graduation quilt. I just got some Spoonflower fabric in as well, and it has a multitude of various colors in it. I am going to pre-wash it, but since it's my first time with Spoonflower fabric, I have no idea what to expect. I may end up putting in more than a couple color catchers in case it bleeds. Since the fabric is to make bags for a friend, and that Kona option isn't the cheapest, I'm willing to waste some money on color catchers to be on the safe side! My fingers are crossed your color fastness check goes well!!
I had not thought to use those rollers like that but why not! if it works do it. Love the backing fabric and good luck with the templates.
Soooo, basically you are not sleeping until after his graduation? LOL Good luck with the goals. Love the plans for the Pineapple!!
I'm a wee bit envious of your seam guide! I haven't been able to find a screw down one for my Juki, and the magnetic ones require lining up precisely each time. Too fiddly! I love the pretty blue you've chosen for the pineapple skinny border. What color will the outer border be?
I have been reading your posts for a number of years. The pineapple quilt will be a beauty, even more so, when it is quilted. Your son is going to have an awesome quilt for his home away from home! Would love to have a longarm, instead I have my trust Bernina Quilters Edition from 2000 with no stitch regulator. It freemotion quilt beautiful, she may be getting g on in years, but still sees like melted butter. I am blessed to have her work so well. Have been an owner of the Bernina machines for 26 years and counting. Amazing machines.
So pretty pretty quilt! I guess your son will absolutly love it!
Congrats on the borders! I tend to stall at borders, too!
This is going to be beautiful when you are finished.
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