Twin Quilt 2 is done!
It's the pattern that has become my standard for little babies, done in Connecting Threads charms and yardage with a couple other fabrics thrown in. Charm squares in a 6x7 grid, white border, complementary fabric border. I'm trying to adjust my buying to plan for this more in advance - the outside borders need a little more than a yard of fabric in order to not have to join (and match the pattern).
Oh, look, a quick tutorial is happening.
To match up these border fabrics, here's what I did:
First, I cut two portions of fabric that would together be long enough for the side border. Then, I folded down a little more than 1/4" on the narrower fabric, and applied a little bit of glue along the folded down edge.
Then I placed the fabric, folded side down, onto the fabric I was joining it to. Then I pushed down on it reeeeaaaal hard.
Then I carefully folded it up and pinned along the short edge. I sewed right along the fold.
Then I checked to make sure that the match was close enough that I didn't have to redo it, then trimmed the new seam down to about 1/4" and folded it open and pressed.
It's not perfect, but it's hardly noticeable in the finished quilt, especially with all the horizontal quilting lines that cross the border.
I also didn't buy enough of the backing fabric I'd originally planned for, so I turned to the stash and used these cute little seahorses instead.
Here are the two finished quilts together. Sometimes I have trouble getting finished objects to their recipients (on my shelf you'll find a scarf for the best boss ever, finished 11 months ago, as well as a baby blanket finished for a co-worker, whose baby is undoubtedly walking and possibly potty training by now. To be fair, I don't see either of them on a regular basis), but I'm hellbent on getting these babies these quilts.
Linking up with Finish it Up Friday at crazymomquilts. Happy crafting!
Oh, look, some spinning, too:
I CANNOT WAIT TO PLY.