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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

4 Pointy Corners


I thought I'd finished my Selvage Star of Bethlehem quilt top but after I put it on the design wall to take a photo, I decided that no, its not finished. Look at those pointy corners!!! Aack. I really don't want to take those borders off but it looks like thats just what I'll be doing.

Edited to add: Some of you were concerned that I was going to take off and leave off the borders. After I do some careful measuring, I'm going to take off the narrow red border and try to fix the problem. I'm guessing I've stretched the bias edges of the diamond cornerstones. If that's the case, I'll press and trim the cornerstones and then sew the narrow red border back on. Those borders are definitely staying!

Tomorrow, I'm going to celebrate our sunny, warmer weather and and go shopping for the backing fabric. Once I redo those corners, this quilt top will be ready for the machine quilter and finally, after its bound and labelled, it will be one of my quilts in the Common Threads Quilt Show! Here's a link to information about the show: http://www.wichitaquiltshow.com/   

Until next time, Mayleen 

11 comments:

  1. This is a beautiful quilt! Sure to attract lots of admirers at the show. Looking forward to seeing what backing you select.

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  2. Its funny what you don't see, and then you see. I agree the corners could be re-worked. I think its the background of the diamonds that pull the eye, making them appear larger than the other diamonds in the border. Sort of an optical illusion. What will you put there if you take them out? Will you extend the border all the way to the edge? I love problems like this.

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  3. The thought just occurred to me you might be talking about something completely different than what I'm seeing! In any event, good luck and I look forward to seeing the finished product. Its a stunning quilt!

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  4. Oh boy--thought you were going to take off the borders!!! That would be tragic---love your borders. What will you do in the corners?

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  5. Wow Mayleen! The design, green and red backgrounds really make the stars pop and give it a historical feel. Lovely!

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  6. This is such a wonderful quilt! I absolutely love it, Mayleen!

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  7. what a stunning quilt - I'm glad you found a solution for the borders! good luck with the backing shopping.

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  8. Yay for an almost-finished selvage quilt! It's truly fabulous!

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  9. What a stunning quilt - you must be so pleased with your work ... at least, when you have sorted the borders out! I have loved looking at your other quilts here too - just perfect and beautiful! What a talent! xCathy

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