August 22, 2011

A Morning Border Finishes Scatty Stars Flimsy

This morning I finished the top of Scatty Stars.  I know let's dance a jig and be merry!  Here it is laid out with the two borders I added.  I really like the finish that the folded border and the pink give it.  I think a dark pink or purple border will be in order.  The dark pink I have whereas the purple would mean I'd bust my "stash only" efforts on this quilt.  So we'll see.

Now I just wanted to post the next picture for those of you whose eyebrows found your hairline over my 1/8" seam.  This seam really it just a bit of stay stitching to hold the folded border to the quilt top while you sew on the next border with a traditional quilter's 1/4" seam.  See how that looks on the backside with the first seam and then the second sewn next to it.  For a full set of directions, complete with pictures, of this folded border you can click on the link and visit where my friend Vicki for a full tutorial.

Currently I'm off to go play with EQ over the back for this quilt.  I'm thinking I'd like to stick with the 9.5" blocks if only because that's what those four extra rail fence blocks are.

Until next time Sew Happy!


stitchinpenny said...

Okay - now I understand. You just basted at 1/8 inchand then added a new layer and put the real seam in at 1/4 inch. I like it and that is a technique I may use on my upcoming quilt.

QuiltSue said...

OK, I've got it now, thanks for explaining. The quilt looks really great with the way you set it.

Heather Landry said...

I love the thin dark purple border. I think that repeating it would be great (even though you'd bust the stash only thing). I can't wait to see the back of the quilt too!