I promised myself several months ago that I was going to work on smaller projects for my free motion quilting adventures and yet, I agreed to this commissioned project. Silly me. Then I went and designed it with huge borders!
I am making the finish of the farm quilt my number one quilty priority and the push is on to accomplish the goal so I can move on to any number of ideas I have rattling around in my addled mind.
I am marking these 12 inch wide borders now. Kimmy Brunner sure makes it look easy in my Craftsy class, Machine Quilting with Templates ! I think I need to order a few more templates from Accents in Design as I think I need the larger sizes for borders like this.
I want to do some curved crosshatching and feathers in the border. I've figured out the placement of the curved crosshatching, but I still need to figure out how to run the feather spines.
I needed to divide segments by 3-7/8 inches, so I used painter's tape to easily find the makings on my ruler. I'm using chalk to mark my lines. I am kicking myself for not picking up one of those chalk mechanical pencils that makes a nice fine line when I was in town yesterday.
I can't wait to see how it will turn out! LOL (Let's assume it turns out....)
Updated Saturday to add: Craftsy is doing a sale this weekend on selected classes!