I'm not sure what happened to most of yesterday but I spent the afternoon running errands. I was reminded that it takes a very long time to select mats and frames for artwork. There's a wonderful frame shop here called Beveled Edge (in Innsbrook) and they do such a beautiful job that I take all of my stuff there. But sometimes I have to negotiate with myself. I had my grandfather's diploma and other college stuff that I wanted framed together. It was going to cost over $900 so now it's just the diploma and a football team photo. It's still going to look great but it won't have his football pendant in a shadow box.
But after errands and washing out yesterday's dyed fabrics, I got back to quilting and have half the border done. Here's what a corner looks like.
Here's what the whole corner looks like. That area under of big arc will be quilted with some sort of curvy fill to soften the whole thing up a bit. After I finish the border I only have the star spikes to do ruler work in, The rest is free motion fill.
I just have to mention these oval rulers from Quilter's Apothecary. I'm not affiliated in any way. I just have all of his circle and oval rulers. I am getting a lot of use out of the oval rulers. I used the flattest one to help quilt the wide arc that is the base for the border quilting. I can't use his rulers with the handle. I have problems with my left hand and the handle exacerbates it, but these flat rulers are fantastic.
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.