I was in such a hurry to get to the top-stitching that I totally forgot to take pictures of the quilt before I free-motioned it. So just pretend that you don't notice it for now ... kay? Thanks ;) I promise I'll talk about that bit in my next post.
First, I want to show you what we did with the ric-rac. Ta da!
My assistant chose the colors and here's how it turned out - pink along one border and blue on the other. I was a little worried that the trim would shrink in the wash, but it didn't! Yay!
Now you're probably wondering "Uh, excuse me, but what happened to the pink background? Why is it cream?" You're right, you're right. But it's not what you think. I didn't get cold feet about using up my pink. Honest! I went cream because the light pink in Pink Funky Roads sorta melted away. See?
It bugged me. So I used the pink for the binding instead.
A few other things I want to mention about this top. I didn't realize that Pink Funky Roads & Funky Hearts aren't exactly BFFs. They play nicely together in the quilt, they just don't want to hold hands. So I improvised a bit and threw in a few other prints - Green Kisses & Square Flowers - to keep the Funky girls separated.
Remember I mentioned that I'd need to be creative about the borders? They require full fabric widths but because I only had fat quarters I simply pieced them. Not rocket science.
And now let's have a moment of silence to commemmorate this absolutely in-CRED-ible match up job.
" ... and the heavens parted and the angels wept, for it was a thing of beauty."
Just kidding. I made that up. It's not really a quote. At least, not that I know. But it should be in "The Bible of All Things Quilty", along side this photo. Don't you think?