I got a bit further this weekend on Nantucket. I forced myself to complete the sewing of all the strip sets for the 9 patch units and to cut them all up before I began joining the border together. I wanted to make sure I was going to have the right randomness and didn’t end up with a concentration of a particular group of fabrics in one side of the border, for example.
So, here’s all the strips sewn together, and then sliced and diced:
And not even half of those stacks turned into this small pile of 9 patch units:
I forged ahead with building the left border section and I’m thrilled with how it is coming together…
I do have my thoughts about inserting a single fabric inner border between the 9 patch border and the center star group… just to give the eye a place to rest… but I’m trusting the pattern and will reserve judgment until the end.
So – how do you like it so far? I have the right border section on the design wall, just waiting to get pieced and attached. I hope I can get this done in time to quilt it myself before Christmas. Thinking my Dad deserves a quilted gift this year. He’s done a lot for me and my family (always in joint with my mom, but you know…).
I think he would like this one.
Thanks for visiting!