Saturday, February 25, 2012

Orca Bay RED - Borders



What a difference a border makes, huh??

It still looks BUSY to me -

But I DON”T CARE anymore  -

Because - now -

It’s BUSY AND RED!!  ;))



This next part is to show you -

How I Did it -

Note - these instructions are written in LEFTISH.
If you are right-handed - just reverse the directions.

I had said that it needed one more border -

OK - I did that -

Put some more “geese” up on the wall -
Only RED ones this time -
Add some squares -

Add some “wings” -

Might need another border -

Laid the first round out on my handy-dandy mini-design boards

And for the second round of red -

What about left-over strips -

What about this great red/purple print -

What about both left-over strips AND the red/purple print -

What about left-over strips in the center sections -
And something else in the corners -

Yeah - that might work -

Sew the center sections first - 

Add the corners -
To the top and bottom strips -

When I pin on my borders -
I put an extra pin in the side -
To help keep it square -

Sometimes the seam needs to get pressed -
The other way -
To let it “nest” with the top seam -

The pin in the red “goose” section -
That goes the “wrong” way -
Is marking the match point -
Of the black “goose” on the bottom side -

If the whole seam on the top section -
Lines up with the seam on the bottom section -

Chances are -
My block corners will match better -

And the top will come out more square -

It’s not as perfect as the professional quilters can get -

But it’s good enough for me - ;))

And it would have been a whole lot easier -

If I had KNOWN -

That I was going to add those RED borders -

When I was still sewing the center "chunks" -

I could have just sewn BIGGER "chunks" - ;))

Talk to you later - gotta go - gotta sew -


  1. Wow! I'd say flowing rather than busy. You have done a marvellous job. I'm of the same mind as you (must be a lefty thing lol)....If something is not doing it for me, make it into something else. Your something else is Wow!

  2. BEAUTIFUL! Those red borders changed the whole feel of the quilt! Congrats on your progress!

  3. Wow! That red border really sets it off. I love it.

  4. I love it, it looks wonderful and energetic with the red boarder. Mine is still in pieces.


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