Just because I want something colorful to show up in your blog list, I am posting a shot of the project on my design wall that keeps calling to me. But I have not been making time for it. It is the famous-but-now-probably-passe Scrappy Trip-along.
That was a LOT of hyphens.
Okay, now on to the work of the day! As you can see in the photo above, this quilt is finally off the floor. At 126" long, that bottom border is a welcomed sight.
However, there is one issue that will need attention tomorrow:
It's hard to see, but the batting is short. Normally, there would be several inches of batting hanging down below the bottom of the quilt. But my batting was not wide enough to accommodate this quilt in any direction. So, I will have to fuse another piece on when this section rolls up into my quilting area.
That's one of the benefits of full-floating a quilt top: I can smooth and arrange the batting and the top as needed with each roll. I never have to deal with batting tucks like I used to when I attached the quilt top to the prescribed "top" leader.
I can only blame myself for the fullness in the outer borders, below. My SIL was my student! I showed her how to measure for the borders, and I was there to measure with her. And yet, this happened:
Not to worry! I pinned, pressed, steamed and quilted it right into submission:
Unfortunately, she wasn't here when I did that. Wouldn't that have been a great teaching moment?