I had procrastinated trimming the edge of the quilt once the centre was put on point. It was all bias edges and there was so much potential to make a big mess and lose points (as in chopping off the sides of the squares, not as in losing "brownie points"!)
I cut with trepidation and gentleness.
The next border was neutral strips followed by neutral squares. I was getting a little tired of the selection of my remaining neutrals, but resisted the urge to buy more because the goal is to use up what is in the stash.
And I did.
I don't really like these strip sets, but I'm sure I won't notice them once this busy quilt is finished.
So then it was time for the litmus test... would the next borders fit the on point edges?
And guess what?
|sewing on a border with the bias edge on the feed dogs|
AND best of all... it lays flat!
My secret was to use a lot of pins, and to sew the seams with the bias edge on the feed dogs while easing in the extra fabric from the on point centre.
I gotta congratulate Kevin because my faith in this wonderful outcome was low when I was working on it! I'm still in shock when I look at it and see how it all worked out!
Okay... now I'm moving on to sewing the colourful 4 patch blocks into strips for the next borders. I'm so close to finishing the summer mystery while summer is still here!
Here it is on the design wall measuring 56.5" square at this point.