Belfrybat, it's probably not the right way to say it, but I don't know the right way.
So a normal border for me: I trim the batting to the top - trim the backing to double the width of border I want extra - fold backing to edge of batting/top, fold over the top, stitch down - turn the corners down to overlap as I go.
So on this one the non-quilting Proud Gramma to be supplied the material. The backing is just barely and I mean it big enough to match the top. So I put a border of Joseph colors on the top, turned it back and stiched to the back. et voila a backwards border.
Some real quilter on here can probably explain it in three words.
But actually, it probably worked out for the best, as things are supposed to, as folding the backing up on to the top would have made a horrendous mismatch. Wat til you see. When done I will pic the top and back, and o my you will all see then.
Brigit, I love your mug rugs and your new obsession is looking preety good!
BB, I love those mug rugs. Just what I need to do, but yours are so pretty. Ginny
Belfrybat:I made three quick mug rugs out of left over ends from the string quilt.
These are great. Glad you're enjoying FMQ.
Joe:Working on the backwards border now.
Looking good there Joe.
Joe you are doing a great job on that baby quilt.
belfrybat, love tose mug rugs. Your FMQ looks great too!
Angèle from NWO
Hello everyone! Today I finished the last of the table runners for my sisters. I made 2 of the Christmas one & did a little FMQ.
The other has 3 longhorns on it. It is mascot for the Univ of Texas & my brother-in-law is an alumni & a BIG supporter. They have alot of UT things in & around their house. If they don't want to use this as a table runner they can use it as a wall hanging. I did stitch in the ditch & also followed the outline of the longhorn in each panel. He'll be surprised!
I also finished wrapping presents tonight so I can mail off a package to my daughter tomorrow. This will be my granddaughter's 1st Christmas so want to make sure everything gets there on time. She'll be 1 yr old on 1/3. Of course, Grandma is sending her lots of presents. Will finish up my shopping tomorrow so I can spend time baking some Christmas goodies next week.
Great table runners Patricia. You have been a busy beaver..
Life is like a quilt...bits & pieces, joy & sorrow, stitched with love
Love your table runners Patricia, very nice.
A few small finishes to share.
I have 10 more of both the Lilac and Coffee Cup mug rugs ready to quilt. The last collection of 3 mug rugs and 2 needle cases were cut from a TV stand runner I no longer could use.
Agnes in NW Ontario
Oh Agnes - thank you so much for the eye candy this morning - so so so sweet - awesome job and isn't it a wonder what we can do from things we no longer use! Great work!
Oh my those long horns...teehee... that kind of stuff gets burned in this state...teehee... so so pretty though - you did and awesome awesome job. Yes as a long horn fan he will be very happy!
Agnes, you've been busy. Nice work and recycling to boot.
Agnes, such cute things you have made. I especially like the purple ones. Oh, and I think the cups are areally cute idea. Ginny
Patricia Faye, I love your table runners-especially the longhorn one. Such a cute idea. Ginny