|Difference in value|
Last night I placed the border on the Y2KQ repro. (Thanks to Anita Grossman Solomon for kindly providing the fabric!!! and to my longtime quilting buddy, Judy in Ohio, who met up with Anita at the Cincinnati quilt show and sent the fabric onward to Iowa! You ladies are gems!)
If you remember, the repro is done with 1.25 inch squares, using a 1/8 inch seam on my vintage Singer 15-91. The final quilt will be 40"x60" plus the border width. This is considerably (I do not exaggerate) smaller than the original which is a huge queen size.
As you can see there is considerable difference in value between the replacement border fabric and the original, so I felt the black inner border might blend too well with the new "2000" fabric.
|Border on the repro...will bind in black|
Instead I used a rather neutral fabric from my "recycled shirt" stash. I admit, I put a few shirt squares in the quilt, too, wherever I could fit them in. I just cannot get away from my shirt addiction. lol
I plan to baste today, hopefully. I had chemo yesterday and still have some extra energy from the steroid they infuse with the chemo. If so, I will begin handquilting.
|The original Y2KQ border|
I think a black binding will be the best.
So what have YOU been doing for creative recreation?