Today I finally had time to drive to quilt shop to buy border fabrics for my Denali landscape quilt. Picking fabric for the border was incredibly difficult because I couldn't decide what color I wanted to highlight. I am not used to quilts like this one where there is no defined color scheme. I tried out a dark purple, dark teal, tan, reds, and every color in between. After getting advice and suggestions from two different people in the shop, I ended up with two colors that I am pretty happy with: a lovely pale teal and a burnt red.
The teal is for a thin inner border, and the red for the main outer border.
|Inner border attached!|
This is definitely not the world's greatest sewing technique, but it did the job. I basically created a giant reverse applique of the wallhanging onto the border, because after I sewed it down I cut out the back so that all the lovely red border fabric wouldn't go to waste.
|Backside of the wallhanging, reverse appliqued onto the border fabric|
Next step was to put that arch along the top. I printed out a big arch from my computer that was sized to the dimensions of the quilt.
|Printed arch-very high tech :)|
|border all cut out with the arch in place!|
Tomorrow I will start quilting this thing! I am very excited about entering this next stage :)