If you want a golden rule that will fit everything, this is it: Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.William Morris.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Apology needed

Now that the rushing around for Christmas is over I took time to look at my blog and realized that I had not finish telling how to go about getting the border on the Christmas Plaid String Quilt.
I was going to change my quilt so I didn't finish it, so I put it off to the side to worked on things for Christmas. One thing led the another but here's where I owe an apology for leaving anyone who was working on theirs and had to finish on their own.
The pattern called for an inner border of 1.5" and outer border 4.5"
Looks good but I had a lot of end pieces left from cutting the triangles from strip sets, you will/or would of also. So I thought instead of adding more to my scrap pile (which if you remember)  is huge. I decided I would cut from my leftovers the  4.5" pieces for the outer border. 
Like so.

This is my pile of end pieces

So I trimmed the end off and then measured 4.5' and cut. But the one on the end did not quite make it 4.5"
So with any that end that way I will just take it off.

Sometimes I can only get a couple good strips.

I also had a few strips left over so I sewed them together and then cut into sections.

I also had a few strips that were uneven so I trimmed to a usable size.
Well that is how I will finish mine off and will post a picture when I get it finished.

Till next time


  1. This is so very beautiful! May have to put this right on my "to do" list. Will you be putting it on your blog as a tutorial? Enjoy the rest of the holidays!

  2. Oh that is a gorgeous string quilt!! I've been wanting to make one of these for my daughter for football season. I think this is just the inspiration to get me going on it! Beautiful!


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