I had a burst of activity to reimagine my snowflake quilt over two weeks ago, then the borders slowed me down just like the windrow at the bottom of a driveway after the snowplow goes by.
It looks OK in this photo, but in full scale that inner white border wasn’t working. Try again.
I took the white border out and proceeded full speed ahead, sewing blue borders before the pieced border. Hmm. Not quite right either. You can’t see it in this photo, but the aspect ratio of the blue center with blue borders was off, and made the snowflakes look lost on the background.
OK fine, how about a skinnier inner white border than the one I tried initially?
I didn’t sew anything on this time. It’s all just clinging to the design wall. It’s better, but still not quite right.
Close! I think the final product may look very much like this. I just need to tweak the border widths. I need the plain borders to add up to the right width to make the pieced border fit.
First, I’m off to the kitchen to put some Christmas cookies in the oven. I need energy to tackle these borders!