Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Catching up 11/10/2010

I'm working on Road to (secret).  I've completed all of the half-square triangles and most of the four-patches.  Tonight I'll finish the last of the four-patches, then lay out the quilt top on the design wall.  I don't think I'll sew the Road to California blocks together in the usual fashion because I'm doing something different with the border, which I'll assemble as an extension of the quilt blocks. 

Here's my plan for the border:  I'm using a large-scale directional theme fabric and the 1.5 yard piece isn't long wide or long enough to cover a side.  So I'm planning to piece the border with sections of theme fabric, broken up with small blocks.  For example, for the top border I'm planning to cut a width of fabric, split it in the middle, and insert a solid colored square or a four-patch.  There should be some continuity between the left and right sides, almost like a tryptic.  It works in my head.  We'll see how it goes.

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