Jun 17 2017

I Did It!

The borders are on the Long Time Gone quilt and the top is finished.  Yeah!

My first thought was that the outer border would be cut at 3 1/2″. Since I had enough of the focus fabric, I cut the borders at 4 1/2″ thinking that I would trim down after the machine quilting was finished.  But you know what?  I like this border width, so no cutting off will be necessary.

And after all that fussing about the black – I think that it is a perfect picture frame and focuses the attention to the blocks in the center.  The conclusion is that sometimes your first instinct is correct and second-guessing is just a waste of time.

I would like to get this machine quilted soonish, but before that there are a couple of projects that just have to get done including a book bag and some mending.  Soon, I promise.

Happy quilting,


2 Responses to “I Did It!”

  1. Auntie Em says:

    I love your finished top! I just recently found your blog, so I went back and enjoyed reading about the different decisions you made as you went along. I’ve only just started on making my own Long Time Gone. I like your idea of getting the sashing pieces sewn on as you go.

    • Marlene says:

      I hope that you got some ideas for making the blocks and the quilt your own. Combining the blocks and sashing when possible was a huge help in getting all the units together at the end. Thank you for stopping by.

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