Sunday, May 6, 2012

The Top is Done!

The top of the Stars and Squares quilt is done!

The borders were more difficult than I had expected.  I had finished a set of borders a few months ago, but when I went to attach them to the main part of the top, I found that each square of the border was 2 7/8 inches wide instead of 3 inches.  The cumulative error was too much to work with.  I had to remake the borders.

When I sewed the first new border to the main section, I found the edges did not line up.  Some of the blocks were not exactly 9 inches wide.  Fortunately, they were all smaller than that.  So, I had to identify where the narrow blocks were, undo a seam in the border, slice off a bit of one square, and sew the border back together.  Actually, it wasn't really that much of a pain.

Now all I have to is quilt it and bind it.


  1. Great top, Rob. I am big fan of bright, happy colors. Be sure to post it on the chat site.
    Barbara in S.E. Tx.

  2. What chat site are you referring to?

  3. Rob how wonderful! Thank you for sharing your final quilt with me... excited you loved my fabric.