Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Carolina Christmas Borders and Basting
The pieced border that Bonnie Hunter designed for this quilt is absolutely perfect. The border really sets off the quilt very well! I was quite surprised that the border went together so easily. I was very careful in my measurements, pressed and trimmed each block to the exact size before stitching it together. The extra care made all the difference. The border blocks fit together perfectly and attached to the inner border exactly as they were supposed to fit.
The quilting step that I really dislike doing is the basting. However, since I adopted the method used by Sharon Schamber, basting has become much less of a hassle. You can find Sharon's basting videos on You Tube. There are 2 videos to watch which are easy to follow.
Now that my basting is finished, it's time to start the quilting on my Elna Pro Quilter's Dream.