27 July 2013

. . . row row row borders . . .

. . . time to sew the rows together . . .
. . . the rebel in me had to change up 
the order of the rows just a little . . .


. . . originally posted at bee in my bonnet 
on 19 march 2013, 
i decided to toss in 
one last bit of cheetah print . . . 
. . . and i made this stop border 
just a titch narrower 
than the tutorial called for . . .


{this was also the day [13 june 2013] 
i spilled an entire 44 oz diet coke 
all over me, this quilt, the floor, 
and a huge box of bloops! swaddling blankets
 when the kitchen chair i was sitting on 
went all goldilocks on me}


. . . sporting a mild whiplash, 
yet undeterred, 
i chose these fabrics 
for the scalloped outer border . . .
. . . this tutorial was originally posted 
on 20 march 2013 . . .


. . . the blocks went together easily . . .


. . . but i somehow managed 
to sew the top and bottom border rows together 
in exactly the opposite order 
than i had planned 
for my modified roygbiv effect . . .


. . . i lightly swore . . .
. . . and then i put my new seam ripper 
to good use 
and took the rows apart . . .
. . . and sewed them back together . . .

{it's a modified roygbiv 
because technically there's no 'o' or 'i' or 'v', 
but i threw in a little 'p' instead}

. . . and now, slightly less than a year 
after i spent a couple of hours 
wandering through corn wagon quilt co 
in springville, utah 
selecting fat quarters 
for a quilt i'd never seen . . .
. . . i've got a completed top . . .
. . . YAY!!! . . .

. . . looking forward 
to working on the cutest label 
you ever did see . . .

{total number of pieces in borders: 172}
{total number of pieces in completed quilt top: 1791}
{dimensions: 68" x 86"}



6 comments:

Carol said...

Steph it is absolutely wonderful...CLAPPING! CLAPPING! for you! But about your chair...oh dear! And a Diet Coke mess...bless your heart...I think I would have cried.

Tanya Quilts in CO said...

Stephanie it is lovely! I love your colorful border. I have not finished mine because I cannot decide what to do with the borders...I don't really want it much bigger. Have you selected a backing fabric? That is something I still need to figure out, too.

Nedra said...

Congratulations on a finish! I had no idea there were so many bloopers along the way. Love the cheetah stop border, too:) So glad you hung in there and now have a completed top.

Sherri said...

Yay! I just love it! It's been so fun to follow along with your progress!

Nanette Merrill said...

You know I hate you! Hate. I'm so so mad that your quilt lays flat. Mine was a ripply mess at this stage. Your border idea is genius too. I hate when I have to pick out. But this is worth every second. It is absolutely amazing. I adore this quilt. And really I adore you too. But I also hate you! (not really)

Sassy said...

YOU ARE AMAZING!!!!!!! I wish you would teach me to quilt......maybe I should start with sewing lessons first.......I LOVE IT!!!! It IS ADORABLE!