I got up early each morning and spent most of each day working on my Joel Dewberry Modern Meadow Sampler quilt. I had to make a decision about whether to sash or not to sash, and then when I decided not to sash, I had to decide about the binding. Then I put it all together.
Initially, I made the inner border much too wide. Luckily, I was trying out the next 2 borders on my design wall and left it all hanging there Saturday night. I kept going back and looking at it and trying to figure out why I didn't like what I had done (unfortunately, I put the inner border on the entire quilt and had already constructed 2 of the 4 other borders, but had only pinned them up.
By this morning, I knew that I had to change the innermost border and narrow it. Now that it is done, I am pleased with the overall look. Here it is:
This quilt top is one of 3 sampler quilts that I am currently working on - I guess this is my year of samplers! (One is this quilt, one is the ABC Quilt-Along for the Bay Area Modern Quilt Guild, and last are the blocks that I am making and receiving in the 4x5 Bee).
These Joel Dewbery blocks came about because of my particpation in the Twice As Nice Bee and when it was my month, I asked the bee members to make traditional blocks of their choice in my fabric., which was Joel Dewberry Modern Meadow. I then added some non-traditional blocks/wonky blocks that I made to expand the block pool and get up to the 30 blocks that I wanted for this quilt. Now that I like the borders, I think this top is ready to go on to quilting. That's another problem!
I hope that you have had a productive weekend and are ready for a new week.
Spring is just around the corner! Maybe summer is right on its tails.
Aaaaanyway, that's all from the Robertson household.