Sunday, September 20, 2015

Small victories

It was truly of moment of truth when the sashing strips were sewn together for the quilt borders. These strips were challenging little buggers, with all the angles and matching points. It didn't help things at all that they were constructed in the hotel room, with a jerry-rigged cutting table, mini ironing board and dodgy hotel iron.

There certainly is a lot of "character" in the edges, that's for sure. Truthfully, I spent more time dreading the easing it was sure to require than it actually took to sew everything in place.

Look at it! They match up to the border perfectly. Perfectly. Not a bit of stretch needed! You know this doesn't happen often, so when it does, you'll have to forgive me my little bit of crowing, please.

I'm proud of the quilts I make, but they are far from perfect. There are a lot of secrets tucked between the quilt top and the batting.

But then we're like that too, aren't we. We like to present our best face and keep our failures tucked away. I think we're the most interesting when the facade falls away and we're our truest selves. Feel free to look for the flaws. I think they are the best feature. But, for once, for this part of the quilt, no easing required!


  1. Anonymous12:26 PM

    They look perfect from here, I can't wait to get back on track!

  2. I'd be "crowing" a little bit too!

  3. I printed and sewed mine with Inklingo's "On-Point" Squares and had no problems using those and the HST's that went with them.
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    1. I love Inklingo, I think it's brilliant.

  4. Anonymous1:21 PM

    Beth! Thanks so much for such a lovely design and for so generously sharing it. Finishing other projects means I have not yet started Fine Romance, but I'm looking forward to it eagerly. What a beauty! And your instructions are very good.

    Glad you are settling into your new life and new home. Change is hard, but rewarding.

    from a faithful reader,