Sunday, July 19, 2015
Trying to finish another UFO
A while back I was obsessed at getting this very old UFO complete. I am talking about my 2000 piece, hand pieced, thimble quilt that was started in 2006. You can see where I was talking about it here.
Well I procrastinated again on it because I was going to hand stitch the borders. Top and bottom were easy enough because they were straight, but the sides were the shape of the thimbles.
I procrastinated because I was trying to figure out how I was going to do this. In my head I felt I had a good idea, but to put it in motion was another thing. Well, I bit the bullet today.
I drew a 1/4 " seam line on my border.
Pinned all the lower points of the thimbles to the stitch lines.
....and started appliquing the thimbles to the border.
I have one side down and one more to go.
Now I REALLY see a light at the end of this tunnel. Wish I had started this out earlier in the day so that I would have daylight to finish the second border, but at least I know this technique is do-able and it will be done in no time at all.
My corners are going to be mitered. Need to check the stash to see if I have a backing and then it will be ready to quilt.
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