Sunday, September 2, 2012
I've spent all of today making this green border. Because I was using up the leftovers from the leaf fabric, I did some simple estimate calculations to be sure that I had enough fabric to pull off this look. Earlier today there were many things that I didn't like about this look, which rated it only a 3. I forgot that the top and bottom strip needed to be 17" longer than that side, so had to go back and add more fabric to the original strips. And just when I thought I was about ready to stitch this all together, I discovered that the sawtooths (sawteeth?) finished at 2.25" not the 2" I had assumed. This left me about 7 rows short on each side. Bah. I would probably had as many issues if I'd spent the time to do detailed calculations.
But what now....
A) continue fixing the tile border that I am only luke-warm about.
B) buy a solid dark green batik for an 8" outer border.
C) do something entirely different.