Border or No Border? What say you, Internet people? I got lots of suggestions from Facebook and Instagram--you will see below what I decided...
1" finished "logs"
2" finished red centers
set 8 x 10 blocks: 64" x 80" as is
I intend it to be a large throw size, not a queen-size bed quilt. As a throw, it is fine as is. For a Double bed, I could add a border, 4" all around. That would make it 72" x 88". But, who has a double bed?
Double bed batting I have on hand and plan to use is 72" x 93"--that wouldn't really work, it would be a bit too narrow for the quilt with 4" borders. A 3" border would be 70" x 86"--that would be tight but I can make it work, I think.
I will quilt it on my Bernina Q20 sit down longarm. If I baste it carefully, the 3" border would work. But does it NEED a border?
The book that started this whole project was published in 2010, Trash to Treasure by Gyleen Fitzgerald. I bought her Trash2Treasure ruler too, and made about half the blocks with it:
When I finally got back to this, about 6 month ago, I began using the Creative Grids Pineapple Trim Tool Ruler, since most of the students I would be teaching would have this one:
In January I wrote about Quilts I Should Finish This Year. This was #1. So, I am either finished or close to it--you decide.
Next up, $795, begun many years ago, 2006, I believe:
|Geese 1.375" x .6875"--Paper Pieced.|
There are little projects that will be fit in between this one but it will also be finished this year.
Are there long-term projects you are working on and plan to finish?
As for the Patriotic Pineapple? My husband suggested blue so blue borders it is, from four different blues, cut 3". Finished size is 70" x 85":