This week has been quite the
In fact, I've felt a bit
like Captain Nemo,
of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea,
wrestling a giant squid
on top of a submarine.
The reason is
because I've been adding the final border
to the Mountmellick quilt.
Don't let anyone kid you
that adding borders is the easiest part.
I created my final border
by sewing two border prints together.
Of course, the idea is to make it look
like it's not pieced.
It took quite a few unsews, repositionings,
and seam allowance adjustments
to get it right.
Then the quilt turned into a menacing squid.
The extra long border pieces needed
for mitered corners,
turned into tentacles.
They seemed to be dangling and
It really did take awhile to
get the corners sewn.
They're not perfect, but
it's the best I could do
while on top of that submarine.
1-2 threads off
can make a disjointed mitered corner.
I still have the last bit of corner applique
to finish and
then it's on to the quilting.
my squid wrestling days are over.
Until Next Time-