laid out across my bed but will need to be washed before I officially sleep under it.
Here we go. I had decided to do a 6" border on all four sides to give me the extra foot in width and length I needed. This was because of running out if fabric. I used the flip and sew method of attaching the first side. That was the side with the huge amount of extra batting I had included. The other 3 sides were a different story. I had to zig-zag the extra batting on to the quilt then I stitched the 6" of border ( 2" green and 4" purple) on along with 6 " of other fabric for the backing. Boy, did I go through a lot of fabric making this quilt. Good thing it is for me.
Cutting out the border fabric.
I am writing this in a paragraph but it took me 2 days because one of the sides had a massive mistake and it had to be torn out - both borders and the batting.
The borders (all of them) ended up looking like this - actually quite good!! Who would think a border could be so troublesome?
Then I trimmed the purple border to 4"
Stitched on the bias tape. (Don't forget to see the interesting bias tape tutorial on Monday)
Flipped the quilt over and attached the bias binding to the front with nice mitered corners.
This will be washed before I officially sleep under it
Lessons learned - READ the direction before you start or a project will take much longer than you think.
* Quilt washed on delicate, cold, with synthrapol and 2 color catchers. Dryed on delicate.