I can’t believe we are at the end of this Block of the Month. I loved doing it – although there were a few challenges for me.
I should be very careful when I sew on my Janome in Maine. It’s 1/4″ is off and I often forget to reset it. It came to haunt me a few times, and it was true that it happened in the finishing of this quilt. My star border was too long, I just took off a half a star and it worked. Okay, not ideal but no one will know except you and me, please don’t tell.
I was able to get it all assembled and placed it on my guest room bed. I love it and the colors and am glad for where I decided to add some other colors. In the end, I thought it needed a border on the sides to make it fit the bid the way I like to make it. It measures 84″ x 85″. With shrinkage this is a perfect size.
My fabric was directional, so I had to be careful how I cut it. I used this method to add the borders and it worked well. I will use a loftier batting to hide some of my sins. Once washed, almost no one will notice except the hypercritical maker!
Working together is what makes this fun, so remember to check out the other quilters who are blogging, including our fab designer, Sherry!
- Sherry of Powered by Quilting
- Vanda of Quilting with Vanda
- April of JANDA Bend Quilts
- Abbie of Sparkle On!
- August: Supply gathering.
- September: Month 1 blocks.
- October: Month 2 blocks & Mini Quilt #1.
- November: Month 3 blocks.
- December: Month 4 blocks & Mini Quilt #2.
- January: Month 5 blocks/Mini Quilt #3.
- Febuary: Month 6 blocks
- March: Wrap up – An assembled top <= We are here
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Coming Up on the Blog
2020 Monthly Color Block
Qwazy Quilt Queens 3/20
Tips and Tutorials 3/22
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