Finally! I have finished hand-quilting all 12 blocks of Sue Garman’s “Bouquet For A New Day”.
Now I can start the border! I had my stencil picked out for the outer border and I was raring to go. I must admit, the half-square triangles had me a bit stumped. I know I could just quilt in the ditch, but I know myself well enough to know that boredom would quickly set in! So I decided on circles. Lots of circles!
The stencil I chose for the outer border did not fit the border exactly so here is what I did to make it fit. The stencil does have a nicely turned corner so I didn’t have to figure that out! First, I drew a line at the centre point of the border.
Next, I started tracing the stencil at the corner, and continued until I reached the centre mark.
Then, I flipped the stencil over and continued tracing.
And this is the nifty little design I ended up with at the centre of the border! Spiffy!
And guess what? When I got to the next corner, it fit perfectly!!
Til next time…