Just finished the borders (with mitred corners) and I’m happy with the colour flow they provide. The hexagons bring out the hexagon blocks / the dropping dots showcase the dots within the panel – and the many fabric joins don’t show and when the borders are quilted they won’t catch the eye.
Next step: edge stitch the appliqué – I’m going to use a pale grey Invisifil thread which should disappear into the fabric. I wish I had a golden shade but I don’t and it doesn’t make sense to order one online (even on Amazon.ca the cost is prohibitive!). So, the pale grey it is with a 60 universal needle – very fine (which I have in my needle collection).
I’ll start working on that tomorrow.
This is gorgeous. I love the colours and I’ve never met a ‘dot’ pattern I didn’t like.
What is the final size?
Finished size 48″ x 57″ – now quite as rectangle as I wanted but I only added that single 9″ row beyond the square so that’s the best I could do with the “rectangle-ness” of the top. Still, better than square.