Then, though, I decided to make it at least a throw size, and maybe even a twin. That meant ripping out all those setting triangles on the bottom edge. What fun!
I sewed and sewed, and before I knew it the top was quite a bit longer. I still wasn't happy though because it looked too long and skinny to me. To add to the width I would have to rip out all those setting triangles along the sides. NO. WAY!
How about adding some borders? I still had plenty of purple left.
I've never worked with a quilt that had all bias edges so I stay-stitched it first to keep it from stretching My favorite marking tool for darks really came in handy! Love my Fons & Porter Mechanical Pencil with White Lead!
Marking and trimming made it a lot easier to add the borders.
From this point on it should have been super easy. Hmmm, not so much. I wanted so much for all the squares in the borders to look balanced that I made it fit and ended up with ripply borders.
I quilted two sides and wasn't happy, so I ripped it all that quilting out. Then, I actually took the borders off. I've never done that before on a quilt that was mostly quilted.
I put my "Jack the Seam Ripper" to good use! If you need a new ripper or a really special one for a gift, check his out. They are great!
So, I removed at least two inches from each side, reattached it, got it quilted, and finally got to my favorite part - binding!
By the way, isn't that another great backing fabric? It's from the "Mostly Manor" collection by Victoria Findlay Wolfe. I bought it from my fave Fat Quarter Shop.
My friend, Penny, made another really beautiful label for me using a downloaded pattern of the Triforce I had purchased online. I love that I can find just about anything I want online! (Not sure Sweet Adorable Hubby feels the same way about my online shopping.....)
So, it's quilted, and bound .....
..... and delivered. I feel pretty confident that this will be a much-loved quilt. I sure put love into it!