With the main machine in for a tune up, it was time to get the pocket rocket- 'Black Betty' (like the song) out and get her going. After a few little tweaks, we were off and racing. This deliciously purple batik fabric, is the border going onto a quilt top I received as a kit, from a very good friend. The colours in the top are amazing, all hues of purple, but were really challenging to photo with a good result, so my apologies for the variances in colour.
Now for this quilt I was adamant, I was going to finally get those borders on and get them on flat!! After consulting another quilters methods for applying borders just to be sure I was doing it the best way recommended, I was reassured my method was going to produce good final results. As you can see from the above photo, lots of pins were used to keep that border where it should be. No movement allowed!
Finally with the borders on, the quilt top is complete. I used to be a person that would rush from one stage of the project to the next because I liked results quickly. But I have gradually learnt, that patience pays off. With the time spent in application to make sure these borders behave themselves, I think it has payed dividends already, as the borders are remarkably flat. Ahhh, flat borders.... a longarm quilters dream!!
Until the next time, happy quilting.-Julie.