Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Dress Me Up! ... sashing completed

I'm continuing to steadily work on the sashing of Dress Me Up! and I'm so pleased to say that all the sashing to join the 12 embroidered blocks has been completed!  Woo hoo!

I had *just enough* of the dark purple to eke out the narrow border around the perimeter of the blocks .. which is what I did want to do.  I had exactly 2.5" selvage inches of the dark purple fabric left!  That's really cutting it closely!

The next phase is to work on the outer border.  This border will be very wide so that the quilt will end up being a useful bed size quilt.  I do have a design sketched out in Electric Quilt, but I'm not terribly in love with it.  It'll certainly work and Dear Daughter #2 likes it, so that's a big plus.

If I decide to go in a different direction, that would mean another round or two or three of "Do you like this?  or this? or this?" with Dear Daughter.  The last give-and-take about borders was ... painful.

So, maybe I'll take the lazy way out and use what has already been designed.  :-)

Here is the progress, so far. This is just the "interior" of the quilt .. it still needs a very wide outer border(s).


  1. I tried to enlarge the photo so I could see how you pieced that wonderful border. It really adds so much to the quilt! I could understand the longer portion of the border, but not the X part. In any case it's lovely. Can't wait to see your outer borders.

  2. Angie, I'll try to put together some graphics for you to follow for the X-block. It's not terribly difficult but only slightly tedious. :-)