I've been at it until it was done. I am so pleased with it.
The original plan was to add some appliques on the border. I find the border pretty "naked" at the moment.
The mitered corners are almost perfect. Only one is off-centered. For a first try, I think this is excellent.
I had cut the fabric 7.5 inches, thinking I will have enough to add a diamond unit at intervals on the border. I didn't know the hexies were to eat 2 inches of that border.
A replica of the diamond will never fit "nicely" on this narrow border. So ideas for plan B are churning.
Photo 1 for top and bottom
Photo 2 for top and bottom
Photo 3 appliques on the sides
Which idea would you go for? Or if there other treatments you think of, please let me know. There's always the possibility to quilt the border so that it makes its own design. Thinking ...
For those of you who don't follow me on Facebook, I had a very fun week. NOT! I started my vacation on Monday, August 31. During the weekend before that, I was suffering from stabbing pain in my head and I could barely touch my skin, it was that painful. Saw the doctor on Monday who said I might be suffering from "Giant Cell Arteritis". It's an infection in the cell tissues of the arteries. So, got a prescription, order a blood test, and a biopsy. The next day, went for the blood test. Back home, DH said the hospital called for the biopsy. It is scheduled for tomorrow. I'm like "wow this is going so fast. It must be really bad". The next day, (Wednesday) at the hospital, told the doctor I only been taking the pills for two days. (The pill did work instantly on the searing pain, btw.) She didn't seem concerned and proceeded with the double biopsy. Yes, one on each side of the head. She removed about an inch for the artery above the temple. Needless to say, I have a different kind of headache now. Lol.
The swelling is coming down real nice. Still waiting for the result of this test. So, sewing hasn't been on my mind lately.
How about we finish this post on a happy note? Care for some reds?
A dear friend gave me a big bag of scraps right before my vacation. Perfect timing. There were also magazines in the bag and I spotted this quilt.
Dreaming in Dutch. If I could I would start that one right now. Instead, I tried to work on a crumb block.
Here's my humble beginning with the colour red.
Have a great long weekend everyone.