It’s a little easier to get quilting done without a random dog trying to lie on the foot pedal, so I have actually got a little further with quilting my Mondrian quilt.
This is the flimsy two years ago (you can see how Scarlett has grown in the photo above!) … and I have now finished quilting ALL THAT NEGATIVE SPACE and I’m onto the borders. Hurrah!
For the borders, I decided triangles would work nicely – why not? It’s got everything else in the main body. I have a quarter inch thick right angle ruler from Sunset Seams that I use for straight line free motion quilting – which isn’t easy on a queen size quilt. Trust me, I did enough of it on the main body of the quilt.
I ruled a line across the ruler on the diagonal – can you see the black marks? – and used that against the 1/4″ outline of the boarder to give me a triangle shape.
I’m pretty sure it won’t fit perfectly size wise along the length of the quilt but I was bright enough to start at the ends where it kinda needs to match up and will show… I normally figure that sort of thing out at the end, not when I actually need to. Three cheers for me. (Wipes brow).
I then went with a fleur-de-lis type design in the triangles – FMQ, unmarked… Not perfect but it’s all practice.