2 sided Border process:
First I sewed the little bits and pieces together
Then I trimmed to 2 & 1/2 inches by whatever length I could get from the sewn together pieces.
Then I sewed the 2 & 1/2 inch strips together into longer pieces and sandwiched them between a 1 & 1/2 inch and a 5 inch dark border fabric.
Attached the borders
Close-up of the blocks
I played catch-up over Christmas and finished my Modern Monday quilt top. There are 2 more blocks to go but I’ll put those on the back of the quilt.
I added a crazy-patch border on two sides of the quilt using the left over bits and pieces from the blocks. I don’t really design things – pretty weird for someone who used to plan like there was no tomorrow. My design process is quite ‘organic’….basically I just wing it. Sometimes it turns out – sometimes it doesn’t. I think that the crazy-patch border would have looked better if I would have had the inner dark border a little wider – but I’m not willing to unsew the 2 borders and re-do them. I do like the crazy-patch borders though……I think I’ll use this technique again.
I decreased the stitch length when sewing the little bits and pieces together so that they wouldn’t unravel during the process.
I’m not sure how I’m going to quilt this. I’m thinking about big spirals in the blocks and leave the narrow sashing un-quilted. First I need to work on the back. I’m thinking to continue using up the left over fabrics (the bigger bits) and do a pieced back.