Wednesday, April 12, 2017

first border happy birds

I was finally brave enough to try attaching a border to Happy Birds. I needed to cut it down 1/2 inch, but, because the hexagons are centered, I took 1/4 in off each side of the hexagons. I knew that could be "dangerous". I had never bothered with mitered corners either, so this was challenging. Deep breath...take it slow.. reread 100 times...etc. I didn't do too bad. The miters are right, but even after fiddling, the checks didn't line up as I had hoped. But the quilt is a little off already, we will be happy.

Now I have to get brave enough to actually trim the miters off in the back. Maybe when I am ready to add border#2. afterall, a girl can only sweat so much at a time.

This is on the longarm frame..   so exciting.
I am linking to:
Midweek Makers
Jo's Country Junction UFO
Bee Social
Silly Mama WIP


  1. Terrific job on the mitered corners... that's a hard thing to do!

  2. love your project and the corners look great!

    thanks for linking up!

  3. That hexagon border is just cute. The mitered corners look great to me. Sending you some braveness to cut them off :)

  4. Love the hexies in the border - they look great with the rest of your design. Thanks for sharing on Midweek Makers!

  5. I'm totally impressed with your mitered corner. I give you lots of credit for trying something new. What a beautiful quilt!

  6. Happy birds are beautiful, lovely colors. Good job on the mitered corners.