thanks so much you guys!! I'm having fun with this one, and I can see how much I've improved in my construction techniques, too; this is going to be my best quilt yet, I think.
I finished the 2 side borders and got those put on today. Much faster without having to unsew all the parts, LOL! So far this quilt --- 3 bobbins used up, 15 seams ripped out, and about 10 to 12 hours of work if you count the cutting, piecing, seam ripping, sewing, etc. That's very rough estimate thus far, as I don't really time and all my time is sit down, sew a bit, get up, help someone with his math, sew some more, fix a snack for someone else, sew some more, help someone with an English question, remember what I was doing, go back to sew some more, realize I am hungry so stop and eat, etc. But it's coming together easily and quickly now that I've gotten 2 sides of border done.
Tomorrow I'll mess with getting the blue jeans ready and together, so I can see if I need to hit the resale shop on Saturday or not, and then depending on time hopefully will also cut all the pieces for the top/bottom border. I won't plan to start on that until the weekend. It's my birthday Saturday so I should get lots of time to sew If all goes well, still should have a finished top by the end of the weekend, and then all next week to quilt it. Our anniversary is the 18th, so would be *lovely* to get it done by then, maybe!!
thanks Norma! My husband is a chemist, so the border is elongated to more closely resemble a twisted DNA strand instead of a traditional chain. That's also why one is one color (changing from dark/med/light/med) and the other is the other color (in light/med/dark/med). I could do a solid black chain and applique the DNA strand in a more fluid manner, but I am applique adverse and wanted/needed the EQ7 to tell me if I had enough fabric or not.
And I only work fast on weekends Today so far I've gotten the unsewing done, but none of the resewing yet.....