Last week I told you that I had a sick day…well the next day wasn’t a lot better. I managed to get a few things done around the house but then sent myself back to “rest” in the sewing room. “Rest” for me means doing nothing that I can’t do slowly…nothing that I don’t want to be doing. I simply cannot lay on the couch and do nothing. Sometimes I truly wish I could….but this day not so much as I accomplished this!!! The center of the quilt top is together. I’m so happy. I like it.
I showed it to Hubby…he’s not a fan. His comment was “I like other quilts you’re done a whole lot better.” That didn’t bother me as at times, I feel the same way about some quilts.
I made this quilt so it would be in an 8 x 8 setting. The original is smaller and then has an inner solid border-then a scrappy border-and then solid again. I liked that look and hoped to replicate it. I didn’t do the math to figure it all out once I made the inner quilt bigger. So now I am in a predicament. The top is really close to 90″ x 90″. The biggest my quilt frame can handle is 100″ x 100″. I already sewed the scrappy border…see?..and I cut them at 3 1/2″.
I could easily cut them down but now I need to juggle all the measurements.
How would you do it? I have three borders to add but only can use about 10″ of space. That’s what I’ll be thinking about and trying to figure out. Feel free to chime in with any ideas. For now, until I get that figured out, this project is on a stand still.