First: I see all the creases where it's been folded and wonder how I'm going to flatten it. Do I need to press it or just let it lie there for a while and it will smooth itself out?
Second: I wonder how I could have considered it ready for the next step because it either looks too long or too wide or the color or block placement looks not quite right.
Third: I do my best to maintain self control and just leave it!
That's what happened to the maple leaves. All those wrinkles, the uneven placement of color, the size... But I'm leaving it except for adding a border or two, which was my original intention. I'm grateful I measured the quilt before I folded it so at least I know how long to cut the side borders.
These are the borders I was auditioning before I put it away.
I decided a narrow border, probably in dark brown, would be good. And I thought perhaps the same light blue I'd used as background in some of the blocks would be good for the wider, outer border, but now I think it looks too bland. This is a bright, vibrant quilt and I want the border to reflect and enhance that, not detract from it.
(Please note, the first and second photos are the most accurate for coloring.)
I almost claimed adding the border as my One Monthly Goal for August and then decided the risk was too great. It always takes me longer to choose fabrics and colors than to measure, cut, and sew a border.
I'm linking this post to
> Finished (or Not) Friday at Alycia Quilts
> Peacock Party at Wendy's Quilts and More
> What I Made Monday at Pretty Piney
> Monday Making at Love Laugh Quilt
> Design Wall Monday at Small Quilts and Doll Quilts
> Main Crush Monday at Cooking up Quilts
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