This quilt. I had the blocks sewn together and one border cut and pieced together when things were packed up and put away in the name of de-cluttering.
And so, remembering my resolve to finish the current project before the next one is begun, today I got it down from the shelf in the closet and put the border on. Then, I remembered that I had intended to have an inner border... So, I took the first border off. After cutting the inner border, I remembered from my class that if more than one border is to be mitred, they should be sewn together and mitred at the same time.
So that was the plan. Except with the inner border added, the outer border was just a bit short of long enough to mitre. Which I didn't figure out until I was mid-mitre.
Well, then. I would not mitre the corners. Un-doing and re-doing was much harder than you would think. Or that I would think. And it is a pretty big quilt top, so there was much wrestling of fabric. I had to stop after three corners. And to illustrate how taxing to my brain, the whole 'figuring out' process was, I thought I had stopped after two corners!
I finished it up this evening after my yoga class restored my mind/body connection.
This is what it looks like with the borders. (After taking down the ugly valance and re-arranging the furniture, my 'design wall' is not quite as effective as it was...)
I am not sure I am completely in love with the effect. I think that maybe the inner border should have been narrower. Or maybe it needs another border - maybe a yellow one - added to the outside. Or maybe binding it with the yellow is just what it needs.
I don't think I have it in me to take off the borders and try something different. I might change my mind after a day (or ten) away from the project, I suppose. At this point, I think I will leave it as is and use the yellow for the binding.
But, if anyone has any suggestions, I am open...