This morning I finished putting the borders on the Shabby Chic quilt top. I have a tendency to get carried away with the size of my quilt tops – probably a throw back to my long-arm days.
This pretty top was designed to be a throw finishing 42″ X 60″ without a border or 52″ x 70″ with a border. It just seemed too small so I decided to add another fabric to the main design to make it longer … then it seemed to need another border. The finished top is about 56″ X 80″. Good thing I have some extra border fabric because I’m not certain that my backing will be big enough!
It will be a couple of weeks before I get to the quilting but I will probably do vertical lines about 1 1/2″ apart. This time I am thinking that I will try using painters tape for marking the quilt.