You may recall I am at the "Final Pieced Border" stage of my guild's Round Robin that was due in September. Yeah, I didn't make it. I am not giving up on her, however. This quilt is kind of like an ornery teenager: you love her dearly, but god, she can make you spit nails...
Here is the trellis border, in keeping with the fleurs theme:
|The pattern is a free download from Makower UK; it's The Trellis Quilt in the Downton Abbey series. I've put the two columns together for my quilt.|
One side is sewn on; the other ready to go but for trying to figure out how to turn the corner. Moreover, I have another conundrum:
|Points all oriented the same way, zooming around the quilt?|
|Top and bottom going the same way, sides the same?|
It's not always Bella who immediately lolls about on a quilt when it's placed on the floor...
I played around with four blocks, trying to get a smooth transition in the corner. I think this could be it! If I could replace the two light green 1/2 square triangles on the right side of the block of four, I should get another "v" or arrow shape. Do you see where I mean? This is one twisty-turny block.
Below, you see the two I mean. I placed two cut triangles on top of the pale green ones. Yes!
Unpicked. Inserted the new triangles. Sewed the unchanged two blocks together. Brought that pair back and the newly inserted dark green ones to make sure I oriented them right.
|Wait a minute...|
|what the hell...|
|Getting closer, but still no square on point in the middle!|
|3 out of 4 in place, now to flip the last one around...|
The second problem is that I am reading SUCH a good book right now and I cannot stop thinking about it or finding ways to "just read one more chapter"... It's The Bat by Jo Nesbø. It's the first in the Detective Harry Hole series, and, like the 4th one (the first released in North America--are you confused yet?!) which I read last winter, it is immediately gripping, makes you think, revolts you with murder descriptions (well it does me anyhow), and makes you both love and get mad at Harry. He has his faults. More of them than Jackson Brodie, Kate Atkinson's detective (great books they are too.)