Do you remember Mustard & Ketchup? I'm still struggling with accuracy on border #2.
I was so happy I'd gotten those pieced diamonds together until I realized the borders were too wide.
So, off they came.
The story of the borders:
Borders not the same size.
A really bad oops! Borders not the right length. By this time, I'd pressed the border fabric so much that it was scorched and I had to find new fabric which coordinated with the red diamonds in the star.
It was really difficult to find that red. Somehow I don't think the maker of the original quilt would have cared if the reds matched or not which is one more reason to admire her.
For the past couple of months, this is what Mustard & Ketchup looked like.
There was a sad pile of rejects which seemed to grow every time I tried to piece a new border. How difficult could figuring out the correct math be? Math people, be kind to those of us who struggle!
This week Monday, I decided I was going to EPP the correct size diamond. I decided to EPP because I wanted to fussy cut those little sprigs on the yellow diamonds.
When it was finished, it was too small because someone told me the wrong decimal equivalent of a fraction. That just made me more determined to get this right!
Tuesday - I think I did it but I've got a problem. I'd read about glueing the fabric to the paper pieces so I tried it. Yes, it saved a lot of time and it worked great, a little too great. I'm not sure I'm going to be able to get the paper pieces out of the diamond after I add the setting triangles. Somehow the school glue stick I used is holding as well as Super Glue!
I should have known better than using glue because this is not the first time I've had glue adhere too well. No amount of soaking fixed my previous quilt so I don't know what will happen this time.
Wednesday - I took the day off. The sun is shining, the temperatures are above freezing and the snow is melting! After the really cold weather we've been having, its too nice to stay inside.
Tomorrow, its me, the diamonds and the glue.
Next week I'll let you know if I got them apart or if I had to start completely over!