Since it looks like I might be done with Christmas long-arming I decided to take another quilt top out of the closet! This is one that I want to do heavy custom quilting on so I put it away for quite a while!
Well I had wanted to increase the size of the quilt and add borders to it - so I purchased the border print int the line and a kona to be the inside border.
Well, I pulled everything out of the closet yesterday and guess what? I hated this border print!
I don't mean that it is a bad print but just not at all what I actually wanted! There are only two repeats and I wanted four. So, not enough for what I wanted to do.
BTW - do you like seeing my free-motion weights and my pup River's toys under the frame LOL!
This is the awesome quilt design by Sew Kind of Wonderful that I made quite some time ago - Metro medallion. Now, I really don't think I want borders on it at all. I think that it should end with a binding. I honestly agree with the pattern makers that this one doesn't need or want borders after I take a look at it again.
So, I decided to see if I purchased enough fabric to back the quilt with it - guess what? I had!! I pieced the border fabric together and it will make a really nice backing :-D Waste not want not!
I do really love taking a little time between the top and quilting because I find that it does give me some perspective on what should happen with the quilt. Taking time is never a waste. So often we want to rush and get things done - quilt quickly - make the top in a day etc etc. There is nothing wrong with gaining some perspective and doing your work some justice. Just my $0.02 :-D
Anyways - I will load this one onto the frame and custom quilt it next :-D