I just printed it off. Still no prep work in my house :-(
I have as yet to check out the border pattern, but I am working on one of my three remaining blocks and it will be done soon. I hope.
I need to get all my blocks made before I start the border, as I plan only to use 20 of them. Perhaps I will start making circles - that would keep me out of trouble for a while. Wendy
Okay, printed out the border pattern, taped it together, got the leaves prepped, circles cut for cherries -- and last night I realized that I think the top right corner, which sounds like it should be on the top border was included. Now to contact Gay and see if that's true. We're going on vacation, and the border is my travel project. Twenty-one blocks are done!
Karen, if I am correct in what you are saying, the right border does go through the top border as each of the borders are put on the quilt in a log cabin method. Am I understanding you right?
The directions say the side borders are put on first, then top and bottom. However, when you put together the side border and look at the pictures and sketch on page 9, it extends into what would be top border space, with a definite curve to link it to the top border. Is that clearer?
Go to this website and Gay has pictures as to how the borders are added. The are put on right, top, left and bottom borders.....log cabin style. http://sentimentalstitches.net/
Now I'm really confused. I cannot find any instructions for the border other than the ones one the pattern, which are:"Cut 2 strips of fabric 8 1/2” x 83” for sides and two strips 8 1/2” x 99” for the top and bottom. The sides are sewn to the center first and then the top and bottom." Is there someplace that I am not able to see easily on the site that tells me to recut the borders so that they will be long enough to fit 5 16.5" blocks + the width of the border? I've clicked on just about everything. I appreciate your help, Mimi, but now I'm really confused.
Karen, I am assuming the instructions that you have written above are the ones Gay gave us in the very beginning. I am going to have to go look for mine, but if you go to the website that I posted above, she DOES say that is what she first thought (the way you have described), but on further investigation, she sees that this quilter has done it in in the log cabin fashion of putting on the borders. Gay does leave it up to us to figure from there though. Personally, I am either going to do it the way the orginal quilt has done it or maybe I will just leave my corner applique pieces free until I sew the borders onto the center of the quilt and "round" my applique from one side to the other. I would still use the width of fabric that Gay has given us, but as for the corners, it is up to the individual quilter as to what she wants to do. Hope that helps.
Just found the amended directions for the border. I'm going to do them the original way, SSTB. That's how my strips are cut and I don't have a long enough piece of fabric left to cut 2 new strips. Oh well. I'll leave the ends dangling and do the corners last.Am I allowed to post photos of my blocks on here? I haven't photographed the individual blocks, but have done them in groups of 6 as they're finished. If I may, how do I post them. I'm a novice at blogs, but live with the computer guru so could get help. Thanks, Mimi, for walking me through this, and for your patience.
I hope you will post pictures. If you are having trouble, e-mail Sharon as she is the wizard for this blog.