All the reverse quilting has been done, thanks to my wonderful husband. The borders have been removed and the flowers are gone.
I have added new borders using the Fibanacci Grid for 6 inch blocks and am currently piecing one of the outer borders
The photo does not do the borders justice and of course the quilt is not completed !
One of the outer borders is made up of 2 inch squares. I have found the strip method the quickest way to make this border.
The strips were cut 2.5 inches x 7.5 inches. (the finished border is 6 inches wide)
The strips were sewn together in lots of three using a flat seam.
|Blocks before trimming and cutting|
|Back of block showing flat seam|
The block is cut crossways to give three x three block units. 2.5 inches by 7.5 inches
|Three block units|
Sew the units together carefully matching the seams. Your border will need to be an even number in length divided by two. My borders were 76 inches long divided by 2 inches = 38 units.
|Secure the 3 block unit with pins, matching the seams as you pin|
Continue to sew the units together until your border is the required length.
Trim, press and remove all threads before attaching the border to the body of your quilt.
This method is also a great way to make 9 patch blocks
Sadly there will be no progress on this quilt for a while. Before we went to the Northern Territory I had a fall, have torn a ligament and damaged the cartilage in my knee. Specialists visit on the 26th followed by either an operation or a brace either way it will be immobilisation for more than 6 weeks. I now know I don't bounce lol