FINALLY!!! Yes, just this VERY MINUTE (no kidding) I finished this top. I must say I really struggled toward the end with this one.
There were 9 BORDERS!!!
To date, this is the largest top I have sewn!
It measures 84"x84".
Yep, I did a post a while back titled I HATE BORDERS!! Well,
now I REALLY hate them. HA!
Maybe when I get over all the borders I had to deal with I'll decide I like it. It's
not that I don't like it, it's just pretty bright and more
colorful in person than the photo on the pattern.
It truly is a miracle this thing is even REMOTELY square. This top had
problems and issues (me being the main issue) from the 'git go'.
This was a BOM featured several years
back on The Quilt Show.
But....looking above at the dreamy photo.....I'm beginning to feel a mother's love.
Enjoy some of my process photos below.
LOTS of STARS to sew.
LOTS of trimming and snipping.
(hope the birds don't poop on this while I have it out here on the lawn)
LOTS of paper piecing.
LOTS of HST'S.
LOTS of ironing.
Only 3 more borders to go here. I nearly rebelled and flung it to the floor on this day!
But......I didn't.....and I finished it......
I can go back to working on ANOTHER BOM I have started.
OH NO!!!! Just as I was about to hit the publish button I saw
a BIG mistake sewn in. DARN! DARN! DARN!
I just CAN NOT believe I didn't see it before now.....