Design Wall Ta Da!

Quilt top is finished and ready to be removed from the Design Wall. Finally! It took longer than I had anticipated, but I presevered.

Mitered borders were manageable.  Due to having one patterned print and three other fabrics in the border, the process was a bit more tedious.  Many quilters do not precut mitered borders prior to sewing to quilt. However, I did precut them with the 45 degree angle thus making the fabric easier to handle with less bulk. Note, there were triple checks of pre-measuring prior to cutting.

I learned this method on an excellent YouTube video  by Deonn Stott and Cindy sponsored by Riley Blake Designs.  It was very beneficial. I was hoping to have flowers meet at the exact angle, but I was unable to pull that off.  I did decide that
having the miters meet and lay flat was good enough for me. The overall look of the mitered design suffices.

Batting has been ordered. A shirting fabric for the backing was purchased at a local quilt store.  I hope to begin basting this week.

I live in the half of the country that is affected by the Polar Vortex, thus it felt good to stay in and sew.  Did you stay in and sew due to the dangerously frigid temperatures?

View from Quilting Dreams in Marine City, MI
US Coast Guard Ice Cutter keeping the St. Clair River open

This will be the last Monday that this quilt, "Tara," (don't hold me to the name) will be posted on Judy's Patchwork Times Design Wall Mondays. Please check the others out.  There are many pretty ones posted this week.

1 comment

  1. It looks totally fabulous. I love mitred borders, thanks for the link. I'm sorry about your weather, the stories coming through are quite amazing. Hopefully, it's warmed up a little.