Monday, March 03, 2008

I made it |-------------| this far

After a weekend of on-again-off-again struggles with patterns and my own utter stupidity here's what the border on the quilt is shaping up to....
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As of last night, all the corners are in and I have about 6.5 inches of border to finish. I can't guarantee a happy ending until all the stitches are in though... not the way I've been with this border. Here's my helpful hint: if you have a 108 threads long side and you think you're safe because you're using Scotch squares that are 4 threads each, possibly you should remember that when you've made a pattern with said squares that actual means you have an 8-threads stitch, not a 4-thread one. Sigh. Some fiddling made it all right, but for a while I was ready to chuck it all.

For the record, the fiddling can be seen in the first picture at the lower corner. On each side of the flower I inserted elongated Scotch block of 4 stitches to make up the difference. The diagonally opposite corner has the same set up. I think they are fairly invisible unless you are analyzing the piece and once you do see them, at least it's symmetrical.

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Almost finished: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Hound of the Baskervilles

8 comments:

Michele said...

I think the border is lovely! and it's nice to hear you are finally over that horrible bug!

Barbara said...

Looks amazing to me!!

Terri M said...

I love it! When you are done, you may send it to me, and I shall use it as a bed quilt. ;o)

Chris said...

I think it looks great.

Chiasmata said...

Beauitful! I love the border pattern, even if it did drive you insane. :P

tkdchick said...

That looks great to me!

Itching To Stitch said...

This piece is just stunning, I love how you're doing the border ;)

Beatrice said...

That is a lovely border. All your many Wip's are great.