It is almost October and it is time to pull out my Salem Quilt Guild and FINALLY finish it! It was last year at this time that I had all of my embroidered panels almost done.
I finished them in October and neatly folded them up and promised that I would take them out next year and finish the quilt, Well, next year is here and I am FINISHING! Yea:)!
I pulled out my panels and started sewing the pieced borders.
The pattern in the picture above is the “original” way that Meg at Crabapple Hill suggests to finish the quilt. I think the border upstages the soft hand work of the witches, don’t you?
Well, it’s all a matter of preference. I am choosing to soften my outer border to match the inner border. I hope it looks Halloweenish enough…
I cut ALL of my border blocks out at once so I could have a sit and stitch session and get them all sewn in one morning.
I layered each set of blocks on a page of my portable design board book for ease of travel to my sewing group. I have five pages in my design book , but I could really use twice that! I used my individual boards as well.
It was sew easy to just continuously stitch away on the blocks. I got all 50 blocks done in just a few hours of visiting and sewing:)
Thank you design board!! I haven’t made a tutorial on how to make the design book yet, but I definitely need another book, so I will post a “how to” tutorial in the near future. In the meantime, I have a tutorial on ” How to Make a design Board and Why You Need One” here.
I think I am going to LOVE the lighter colored borders.
I am going to add a gray/black border and then my second pieced border. I may add a few orange buttons at the end. We shall see:).
Thank you for stopping by today. The next time I post about this quilt it should be quilted and ready for its long awaited photo shoot. Yea!!
Until then, It’s a T-Sweets Day!!