Border Option #4.
I know…..you’re saying….there was no Option #4….and you’re right. Your vote was very close.
I loved reading why each of you voted for a particular border. You all had good reasons for your choice. My favorite is #3 because I like the “hanky” look it gives the quilt. Alas….I can’t put my hands on that extra focus fabric so I don’t have enough of it to do #3….or for that matter…#1 or #2. Well, that just stinks doesn’t it???
So, I had to go back to EQ7 and start over with borders to see what I can do after measuring my fabrics. So, here’s what I’ve come up with and I like the way it sets the quilt off….and best of all…..it’s easy-peasy!!!!
As much as I like Border Options #2 & #3—I don’t have time to make all those time-consuming blocks. The sawtooth blocks in Option #3 either have to be paper pieced or template cut. I did a trial of the templates last night and I actually didn’t do so bad but it took a good bit of time and the measurements are wonky because of the width of the blocks…..and there’s that darn issue of not enough focus fabric. Lol.
So, #4 is what it will be. Hope you like my decision. I’ll post an actual picture when I get the top finished. My goal is to finish it tomorrow. As soon as I get “Toast to Texas” quilted, then “Chart Your Course” will go on the frame and I can mark another UFO off the list! WooHoo!