We have made it to the end!! It is final layout day!!! Way to go :) Unfortunately, I am not quite as far as many of you and therefor today's tutorial will be with digital pictures instead of camera pictures. I am sorry if this causes any issues for any of you. I tried, but just couldn't get my stars all done and after 2 hours of straight contractions yesterday night (which eventually died off, grrr) I decided I better get this post up asap.
So here it goes!!!
STEP 2 - CUTTING AND MAKING BORDERS
STEP 3 - ADDING BORDERS
And now adding the sides is the exact same process. Just align your side as you go sewing 1/4" seam along the edge. Press your seam, trim the excess fabric and Whala!! The first border is added. Your top should look something like this.
Now adding the second border is the exact same process as the smaller border. Add your top and bottom border first. (If you are doing a square you will want to make sure you are doing the same top and border first and that you haven't flipped the quilt :) Then add the side borders second.
And Yippee Skippee!!! Your entire quilt top is done!!!! Way to go!!! Don't you just want to sit back and stare at it :) (I know I will as soon as I get it done)
And as always, should you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email me at happyquiltingmelissa (at gmail (dot) com!!
Okay, this is where it all ends :( I am actually sad to see this coming to a close. It has been so much fun. I have just loved watching your stars come together and to see the amazing variety!! Thank you to everyone that has participated along with me!!! You are what makes doing things like this so worth the time. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!
GIFT CERTIFICATE DRAWING!!
Since this is a rather large project I assume most will be sending their tops off to be quilted. Or some of you might be brave and quilt it on your own but I understand that will take some time. So because of those factors, you are not required to have your quilt completely finished in order to enter into the Fat Quarter Gift Certificate drawing.Just have your top done.
ONE LAST NOTE
With all the above said about not having to finish your quilt I wanted to take the time to mention the following . . . Please don't let this fall into a lonely WIP pile. You have put so much work into it. And your blocks are all so amazing. Please finish this up. I promise to get mine done soon as well. And please, please, feel free to add your completed project to the flickr group. I just love to see things all quilted and bound. So beautiful!!!
THANK YOU ALL FOR QUILTING ALONG WITH ME!!! I AM ALREADY LOOKING FORWARD TO THE NEXT ONE!!!