This, my friends is as far as I've got:
By Wednesday three quarters of my scrappy rainbow quilt top was joined together in three sections The fourth quarter (bottom left, above) was waiting for two pink blocks, but they're going to have to wait until I can buy more pale pink fabric.
Then on Thursday I laid everything out and decided to make an extra row. That extra row still needs one purple and three black blocks. The section lower right in the photo should be finished this week (the three black blocks).
I am going to quilt this in four sections and then join together afterwards. But now here comes the
BIG QUESTION:when would you advise me to add the borders?
As I see it there are two options:
- Before I quilt the centre sections. Sew the borders onto each quarter and quilt the section and the border pieces together - the border will have joins in the middle of each side and at the corners; there will be just four pieces of wadding to join.
- After I've quilted and joined the centre sections. Join the for sections of the top centre (as in the photo) Sandwich and quilt four border sections separately and then add them to the top. Then, as last, join the border sections in the corners. - the borders could have not properly lined up quilting in the corners (knowing me, that's highly likely); there will be eight pieces of wadding to be joined.
Just writing it out has helped me a lot! But I would really appreciate your advice as I'm sure there's a pitfall somewhere I've overlooked.
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so call in there today and look over the rainbow.