The cutting and piecing seemed to take no time at all. Once the center was done I knew I didn’t want the plain borders of the original, but what? One day I saw a Seminole Border. Bingo! A Diamond border was set in motion. I repeated the prints and worked out the math for it to be even sets of 13 squares per side. My dilemma? I wanted to float the diamonds, so that meant the corners would not work in strips. The 1″ diamond in a 3″ border didn’t fit into the corners. Solution? Make a 3″ square in square for the corners. Yes, the square is larger than the others, but who cares, it works!
So I got the Seminole Border done and added another thin BG border and it was time to decided on the final border. My first inclination was to use the dark plaid for the outer border. But I knew I didn’t have enough to make it very wide. And then I was able to use a print I had been trying to include in the project. I got an awesome print at Quilts Plus that I thought it would be perfect for this grouping but I wouldn’t fit it into the piecing, I was being stubborn. A photo comparison showed me I was finally making the right decision.
So how thrilled am I with the top? Beyond thrilled!
Now the hard part. How do I QUILT IT!!!! At this point I have no clue! But I know it will come to me, like all the other parts of this quilt top have done. I will use the same fabric to bind it when done to finish the look. I can’t wait!!