I swapped out the grey polka dots for white which just looked better. I ran into a problem when I realized I didn't have enough of the theme fabric for the borders. Sigh. My solution was to make a pieced border. You can see the side borders where I interspersed red with the print. I chose a nice meander stitch. When finished I decided I'd have liked the meander a little smaller, something that is easily done with a computerized long arm. (By the way, the blue tape you see in the center is the way I mark next rows when I have to scroll the quilt forward.)
Here's the finished quilt before giving it to the guild. Hum, the picture isn't quite as clear as I would have liked. I took this up in Maryland and it didn't get clear and sunny until the day after I passed the quilt on. Oh well. You can see how I pieced the border. I tried to highlight different dogs in the border. The bulldog with the Union Jack on it seemed to get in every section!Here's my choice of which quilt to work on next (as noted in my goals for last week.) It's a group of opportunity blocks I won from a FCQ block of the month back in November 2015. I'm sure these blocks have aged enough. Now the question -- would you border these blocks or just let them stand on their own? Black binding seems perfect for this group of fabrics. I'm hoping I can use these for a Hands 2 Help quilt. Check out the logo on my side bar if you want more information about H2H.
On to the weekly goals. I missed getting the charity quilt quilted. I decided it was time to see why the computer drivers weren't working correctly. I'm waiting a new board that should solve the problem. I'll be throwing three charity quilts on Ruthie as soon as the she is working correctly. Or if she still is being cranky, I'll place the rows manually for each row. Not a hard fix but I'd rather let the computer do it! I'd like to get the quilts done before retreat.
April 23, 2018
Bind Braid Shuffle√
Quilt charity quilt
Work on Jamestown Landing√
Pick and work on a UFO√
April 30, 2018
Sew opportunity blocks (UFO) together
Work on secret project
Hand quilt on Civil War quiltWork on Jamestown Landing
I'm linking up with Oh Scrap!, Main Crush Monday and Moving It Forward. I'll be checking some of the bloggers who post there. It's aways fun to see what folks are up to.
Happy Quilting All! Bonnie