Well; It’s back up on the design wall….On top of another WIP….but just ignore that….
This pattern is by Pat Sloan. I added borders, because that is just what I do. So it is a Pat Sloan / Stitchinggrandma design…. 🙂
Spent the afternoon getting the last border on, then setting about to measure for the backing. Currently it is 78″ long by 58″ wide. Nice & long for the sofa or recliner I think. So, I worked on my backing, and am “WINCING” as I am at 59″ wide. I KNOW it is too narrow….and am pondering what to do. My gut reaction is to add more fabric….a secondary border…..(narrow up the first border…….)
I think that is going to be my solution tomorrow…trim the current borders down to 4″ on each side(they are currently 8″; and then a add another 7 ” border. My lovely watery green is 42″. Then; once it is quilted I will trim off the excess border; but at least that way; I have some room to give and take. Now the question; since I have done the math 3 times is…which fabric??? I think I am going for one of the daisy fabrics from the front side….probably the one I used in the cornerstones. I have enough to get it to work, and the binding, already made (sitting at the top of the table in the above photo) is from the larger daisy pattern. I really like to bring the front to the back of the quilt. Now that I am almost ready to layer, I have to stop at the quilt shop tomorrow to get some warm and natural cotton batting.