If you remember – well, it was only a couple of posts ago – I was contemplating how best to finish off my F2F3 sampler quilt.
Our bed is a very large Superking size and I want the blocks to finish on top of the bed, not having to be tucked in top and bottom nor travelling down the sides, but that would mean the side borders will be wider than the top and bottom which I know is not usually the done thing.
Thanks for all your input and this is how it looks at the moment.
Far too long for the washing line, I had to take a risk by laying it out in the garden. As I have two dogs, five cats, numerous insects (although not as pets), prickly weeds , sticky buds and fallen figs – at least fallen figs that haven’t already been snaffled by the dogs – I did fear for its safety but all appears well and there are no yukky stains on the underside.
As you can see I went for the 3 inch border all round and then a 12 inch border at the sides. This will be enough to cover the mattress at both sides of the bed and the top comes to just over the pillows without losing sight of any of the blocks.
There is one problem though. The bottom is a little bit shy of being long enough to just tuck round the end of the mattress and I’ve run out of the dark grey fabric. I bought this fabric at my one and only local fabric store and he is trying to get rid of all his quilting fabric so, when he had a sale, I bought up all he had of this dark grey. So, my question is – there’s always one isn’t there? (although that’s not the question in question) – does anybody recognise the fabric and the name or maker so I can search for just a bit more. All I need is probably 4 inches across the bottom there.
Alternatively, does anybody have any in their stash and be willing to sell it to me or do an exchange?
I’m hoping somebody will recognise it, know the name/brand, or have some to swap or sell.