They're probably big files too.
Yippee! Here's the top:
If you look closely you can see I used the same print at the top and bottom edges that went around the panels to build them up to 24" x 32". I used a vertically oriented print down the two sides to get the width I wanted. This will measure about 60" x 80" when it's a finished quilt.
I had just enough half-square triangles and one whole cloth square to make two columns to go down the center of the back of the quilt. Then I cut the rest of the end border print into two pieces and sewed them to each side of the column.
|Oh! The picture is upside down!|
I still have quite a lot of African print yardage but nothing else from that collection looked good with what I had on the back at that point. I found a batik in my stash that worked but had to add a bit at the top and bottom to allow for long-arm quilting. I'm pretty pleased with the results. There's no hurry that I'm aware of to get this quilted. I don't really feel like messing with binding something this size just yet anyway. My arm and shoulder are feeling better these days but they are not entirely healed by any means. I don't want to do anything that will set back the healing process!
I have a table-runner-type project that I need to tackle next. It's a commission to complete something another quilt maker started. I have cuts of fabric and a handful of blocks but no pattern or notes about the direction she was headed. I do know where the runner will be used and that will help to establish the final dimensions. I'm just hoping that once I finally get inspired this project will take off and be done in a short amount of time. The banner is meant to be installed in time for tulip season around here. Time is rapidly running out!