Monday, November 8, 2021

Tops to Gingham Swirl!

Well, well, well ..... I just couldn't leave those borders alone.  They had to be finished.

Stitch by stitch by stitch one border and then another border got sewn and sew on!  My fingers and arm are sore, but oh my, how happy I am today!

Below, you are looking at the scroll being stitched onto the final border fabric.  No pins because the scroll and the border fabric have been basted in place.

This is a section of the back that has just been stitched.
After basting stitches have been removed, careful trimming took place and the scroll paper template removed.
A section with all the excess fabric removed.
Here it is!  The top is done!  I'm so thrilled with it.
When designing my own quilts, there are no instructions on how to do things.  For the final border, I had to remember when measuring and cutting to leave an extra 3/8" for the binding.  Can you see the width difference at the bottom of the scroll next to the dark red fabric versus the top of the scroll next to the light print fabric?  Also, I had to take that extra bit of fabric into consideration when drawing my placement line for the top of the scroll.
A few of my readers have commented on how clever I am to have this border.  I'm not clever .... I just have EQ7 software and designed this quilt using their blocks.

So, for those of you who have the one of the latest EQ program, I used #3342 (which is for a 6" finished quarter block).  Those quarter blocks turned into 12" finished.

For the borders, an 8" (finished) Curved Path Border and Curved Path Corner were used.

So, there, I'm not that clever.

Would I do this border again?  Yes, but not right away!  LOL

This is the 7th UFO done so far this year.  I'm very happy with that too. 

Cherish your day, cherish your life!


Florida Farm Girl said...

Just simply amazing. I've never used the border feature on EQ, but then I'm not as proficient with EQ as I should probably be.

Kat Scribner said...

Wow ! What a fabulous border!!

Jennifer said...

Such an interesting border.....will it be bound with solid red?

Wendy Caton Reed said...

Eq or no EQ - you ARE very clever! I adore this border. It really makes this quilt sing!

Kim said...

Oh, you are so clever!! You give yourself far too little credit. =) I am in love with your amazing border; actually I am in love with your quilt top.

sandi s said...

It’s gorgeous!! Hugs,

Kyle said...

You should be thrilled. That quilt with that border is gorgeous.

Vicki W said...

This quilt is spectacular!

Chookyblue...... said...

Wow all that work sure is worth the effort as the border looks stunning...... Well the whole quilt does as per usual I love all your quilts....