Not only have I put the borders onto my Dashing Hues, I also have the backing ready! But first the borders.
On our visit to Cousin J, I bought these fabrics from Jiddi’s Patch
I couldn’t decide between them you see, so Sherren suggested using both, with green on two adjacent sides, and grey the others, with mitred corners. Loved this idea, but in the heat that was too much brain strain, so thought i might try something like this instead….
Repeating the process for the top and bottom border, I also needed to make sure the fabric pattern was facing the correct way, and that green and grey followed each other correctly!
And then the backing.
In the spirit of
:: making do
:: making an effort to reduce the fabrics in my library, and
:: making a gesture of solidarity with my Quilting Sisters who have taken the fabric diet pledge
I’ve decided to “make” my backings for quilts this year from those fabrics that I know I’ll never use, but are too good/nice/useful to give away!!
So I picked up a basket, plunged my hand in, grabbed a handful of fabrics, then, without a backward glance (how brave was that??!!) pressed, trimmed edges and selvedges, stitched, measured, cut and stitched some more….until…..
‘Til next time….
Yours, ever so smugly!