It's a terrible photo (which I'll try to replace) but I'm so excited about having this top ready to quilt I couldn't wait to post.
I've been without a computer for nearly a month. I thought my old one could be repaired but it couldn't, and then I took time to deliberate about which computer to buy. Then the company lost the boxes before they ever left the factory. The computer finally arrived last week and a few days later my computer-geek-friend came over and transferred everything from my old computer to this new one. It's been a bit of an ordeal but now I'm good to go.
The good thing is that I've spent more time quilting and reading. (I'll post about books and a local quilt show another day.) I finished hand quilting "Sunday Morning." My hope is always to have a new quilt layered and basted before the last one is done but I didn't succeed this time because I didn't have a quilt top ready.
I decided on a narrow red border and a wide brown border for this quilt. It's the first time I've put two borders on a quilt. The side borders are narrower than the end borders. The quilt just seemed to need a little extra length and I felt like the borders worked for the quilt. At this point I like it a lot. (Those tan squares remind me of caramels.)
I'm doing simple diagonal quilting using the corner squares as a guide. I'm not sure what I'll do about the borders but I have time to decide. (That's probably what I said when I was approaching the finish of "Sunday Morning," too: I have plenty of time to get another quilt layered and ready to quilt. Ha!) Still, I think about the border as I quilt, wondering if continuing the diagonal lines into the borders will be good or whether I should consider a different kind of quilting around the outside of the quilt.
Apologies for the poor photo. I'll replace it with a better one if I can. (EDIT: You can see a better photo at here.
I'm linking this post to WOW at Esther's Blog.
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