threw us a bit of a curve when Sajou went from Part 1
to Part 2 - with the center on point!
Thankfully, subconsciously I must have been thinking this might happen as I had oriented my central bird to 'sort of' work in both positions. Then the dilemma began. I had hoped to use some of that center fabric again in the project, but where? My thought had been to incorporate it into the outermost border, but now another opportunity presented itself. What to do, what to do?
So, it ended up here, in Part 2. Then, along came part 3, which I loved when I saw Lori's version. Hard to believe that after making quilts for over 30 years I had never before done a border with this triangular configuration. After choosing fabrics and carefully cutting triangles, I began stitching them together last Saturday. And ripped. And stitched. And ripped. And stitched. And ripped. Arggh! No matter how I tried to align them the points were going to be haphazard and look terrible. At that point after a few tears and muttered mumblings, I went back at it, and after 8 hours (yes, 8 hours
) I finally had the border added. Then later that evening I found my Fons and Porter triangle point trimmer thingies in the bottom of my templates drawer - yeah, should have remembered them eight hours earlier! Lesson learned.
Anyhoo, I bring you Part 3, the flimsy!
And I have to say, even after all the angst, I love this little top! Then I went looking for a backing and found this, which looks perfect to me
So now Sajou is all layered and awaiting hand quilting, hopefully to begin next week. Still deciding whether to ditch the major long seams by machine before beginning the hand work. I think it might stabilize the quilt a bit, so I'm leaning toward doing that. Also deliberating on whether to attach the binding to the front of the quilt to help stabilize the edges of those triangles. When I began quilting many years ago I generally attached the binding before the quilting was completed but haven't done that for years. What could possibly go wrong?!
Linking up with Lori's linky party at Humble Quilts
. Enjoy the show, there have been a LOT of very inspiring versions popping up on the Humble Quilts Facebook group and I'm looking forward to seeing even more on the linky party.