Thursday, January 4, 2018

Meanwhile back in the sewing room...

Dave is off at the cottage for the week, so it's just me and the cats. I decided to use the quiet time to tackle the pieced border on the Woodland Ballet top.
The side border was about an inch and a quarter too long, and I didn't want to just trim it off. Instead, I decided to piece in some background fabric between the paws and the top and bottom borders. Since they were already sewn on, that meant a little ripping.
Actually, a lot of ripping. But soon enough it was done, and the new fabric was pieced in.
It's just 3/4 of an inch on top and bottom, so you've got to look close to see it. But it did the trick!
It's not quite big enough yet, so I cut some fabric for a few more borders.
But I think the sewing of them will wait for the weekend. I've really got my knit mojo on right now. Stay tuned!

9 comments:

Araignee said...

That's a brilliant fix. I am going to have to remember that. I am always running into that problem with pieced borders.

Delighted Hands said...

Nice work on the pieced border! It can be tricky to get the borders to lay flat and not ripple; math is your friend! You are a knitter-enjoy the extra time with a quieter house this week!

Vera said...

Those fabrics are all so pretty. This is going to be a beautiful quilt.

Tired Teacher said...

Looking good! I like the fabric you selected for the borders, too.

chrisknits said...

Awesome top! Can't wait to see it all sewn up. No snoopervisor help?

kathy b said...

You are so good at the details! Glad your mojo is back. Funny how a new year can reset our mojo!

D said...

I love all those little fox fabrics!! Happy sewing (and knitting)!

Eastside Cats said...

I like your color selections; it's going to be a cute quilt!

elns said...

Good job, it looks great. All I can think is that with Dave at the cabin this is your opportunity to Starfish sleep in the bed all by yourself, but I forgot you have your animal kingdom of happiness to share space with hehe. Ride that knitting mojo!! Good finishes coming from you in yarn and fabric for sure.