Friday, May 20, 2016
There It Is, A Finished Top
I have an unexpected finish today. My husband and I usually do errands on Fridays but he suggested we wait till tomorrow. That left me with the afternoon to do what I would have done tomorrow: measure, cut, and sew the brown binding onto this stars quilt. So, it's done.
Mostly, the border lies flat. In the photo above you can see three little ripples in the brown border on the lower right. I don't know what's caused them and I don't know whether they're enough of a problem that I should handle them now or leave them and they'll ease in with hand quilting. I'll leave the top on the floor for a day or two and decide. I can't remember if I've ever had a top with slight ripples or not.
The brown borders are 4" on the sides and 3" on the top and bottom. The center of this quilt is rather long and narrow and I thought wider borders on the side would help (though I know it's just 2" difference). As it is now, it measures 71 1/2" x 92 1/4". I have a post in the works about quilt measurements and proportions so I'll save my thoughts on this quilt and that topic for later.
I'm pleased it's finished. I think I loved the stars and scrappy backgrounds more than I like the finished quilt, but then it's not really finished until it's quilted. As with most quilts I make I see things that could have been done differently to improve the quilt (especially the borders in this quilt) but I'm chalking it all up to learning.
This finish meets my May One Monthly Goal (OMG) for participation in OMG It's Finished! Linkup May 2016 at Red Letter Quilts and my #BraveQuilter challenge at Pink Doxies for May.
I'm also linking this post to
Finish it up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts
Can I Get a Whoop Whoop? at Confessions of a Fabric Addict
TGIFF at Quilt Matters