Monday Mystery Solo Robin

June 15, 2020

Yesterday was a bit of a wreck. Or at least I was a bit of a wreck yesterday. I woke up achy and my hands especially didn’t want to play. One thing I have got better about from Covid is looking after myself. I really can’t afford to damage things, so I tried to rest my hands as much as possible. Easier said than done, you use your hands a lot. That meant that my quilt is still sitting with half of the 10″ traditional on while the other half is laid out on my ironing board. Maybe this evening I will be able to do a bit more. Today is going to be pretty full on. I have deliveries due and an urgent customer quilt to progress. I know it wont be finished today but I want to get as much done as I can.

Just a reminder, you can start this quilt at any time. Just make or find a starting block which I reccomend is at least 9″ on one axis. Then follow along at a pace that suits you. No one is checking up on you, though I have to admit I would LOVE to see what you are creating please. Do what you can when you can. If you would like to play along but don’t have the fabric I am offering fabric bundles. Either 8 half meters of ombre fabrics or 20 fat quarters and 4m (more if you think you want a really big quilt) of background colour. To collect or courier, collection will be socially distanced or totally contactless.

Now on to this weeks mission, our border size is,

Add 4″ to two opposite sides of your quilt.

Well poop I was hoping for something bigger, I am near the end of my quilt and a nice big border would have done it. The technique is,

Modern patchwork

Hmm, well that needs some thought. OK I have been awake far too long already today which also meens too little sleep, but in 4″ that will need some consideration. I supppose I could just add negative space :) AKA a plain border of background fabric. I think negative space is one of the big features of modern quilts. We will be having a design and planning class for this border 2pm tomorrow. If you would like to participate please comment on this post and I will make sure to send you an invite. Now i had better go and make the white board for that call.

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