This quilt has been a tough one for me. I know. That's sounds silly to me, too. But I just never got my typical quilt mojo going with this one.
But, even mojo free, This one needed finishing. I picked the edging material out of my stash. Not perfect but my original thought was using the same material as the backing and that looked terrible.
With that decision made, I had to plan my CHOPPING IT IN HALF approach. Scary.
So, the plan was only just coming together in my head when I started cutting.
I started by trimming the excess backing and batting which needs doing every time anyway.
Folding it in half and.......
CUTTING IT!! AHHHHH. No return and a final plan hadn't been hatched yet.
But that's OK. I think I had to get to this point to visualize what might work. I added a border strip a little ways up on the quilt
That way, after I ironed it down, it would overlap enough to have some batting behind it.
Pretty smart, right? I didn't want the edge of the quilt to not be soft and stuffy. Please excuse the excess pictures. I took 59 shots of this process.
I was nervous and I guess it gave me a solid distraction.
It was still a little too wide for the amount of backing so I trimmed the border all around
The next step is easy peasy. I machine sewed the border onto one side, I hand sewed the other side on but I think I'll save that for another post because this one has gone on long enough.
I do still have the other half of the blanket to play with. I can add more quilting if I choose or do something else. It has no deadline.
And there's still this giant pile of squares to play with...