I have been quilting on my Welsh Study II off an on since Christmas. It is taking a long time because of the intense quilting. I wanted to do a knife edge binding since that would be appropriate for a Welsh quilt. BUT, I designed the little quilt to have a sawtooth outer border and didn't realize that that would make for a very bumpy and difficult binding until I had finished most of the quilting.
Once I realized my error, I did what any normal quilter would do, I rolled it up and stuffed it in the downstairs closet and went on to the next project.
|The border space for the next quilting marathon.|
I had calmed down enough to be sane after two months so, I retrieved it from it's dark corner to come up with a solution. I knew I had to add another border of some kind and it would be a wrestling match with all the backing and batting attached too. I seem to find the hardest way to do things.
I dug through my stash to see if I had anything that would match some of the colors already in the top. Luckily I found a yard of the original toile I had already used in this quilt. It's a miniature print that I bought in the last century. (It was kind of fun to say that - ha!)
I cut a 2" strip and put it around the quilt but not before I had to deal with the wavy sawtooth border GASP! Why do we do this to ourselves?
|There is still a little too much fullness in that sawtooth border that I hope will quilt out.|
I think it looks pretty good and will look great once it is quilted. When I'm finished then I can do the right kind of binding for it. And, hopefully, I won't have any other concerns to slow me down.
This was the "supposed" relief project I turned to in my frustration over the sawtooth border debacle. I have been quilting on this at the frames (a quilt that has it's own misguided history) and am over 2/3rds done. I was hoping to get it done by April 30th and it May 1st today but I'm still chugging along.
If I didn't love my sport i.e. quilting so much, I'd have given up long ago.