March 30, 2013
I've been working on and off this week on mitered borders for Violet's garden quilt.
http://www.lilystreetquilts.com/ has a pretty complete description of what to do and how to measure the borders for adding mitered borders and I thought I followed the directions, but my inner borders were too short and I had to add a few inches to each end. Of course, I was cutting the fabric early in the morning! The old adage is "Measure twice, cut once". It should be "Measure twice, sit down and finish your coffee, think about the fit, then cut once!". The outside borders weren't long enough and I had no extra fabric, so that border is not as wide as I hoped.
A professor once told me that what you produce is at top of your game at the moment. Well, I guess I'd better get going and make some more quilts with mitered borders so that 'the top of my game' gets a bit closer to perfection!
Quilting keeps your quota of humility filled! On a positive note, I think that people who dare to choose hobbies show courage because they have to face errors and failure and keep on going!
Bravo for quilters!