So I've been working on the Ghastlies quilt top (after pinning the OTHER quilt I changed the border on) and I've realised the Ghastlies is going to be really LARGE--like 7 feet large. Why? Because I love, love, love the border print and I've discovered it needs to be cut so the borders are almost 12" in order to get the entire "scene." Bummer, eh?
What does this mean for you? Well, if you want to make the same quilt, prepare for its largeness--it will be nice on a bed. Seriously. Otherwise, consider using a different fabric for a smaller border. And if you've already bought the border fabric but still don't want a quilt that large? Well, it would look really awesome in a second, companion piece, like a runner or a row-type wall hanging (i.e, a row of the border print, alternating with pieced blocks, like stars, etc.).
What does this mean for me? I think I'm going to soldier on with a large quilt because I DO like it. I think if I wasn't, though, I'd use that black with white polka dot print to make a 6" border all around. Think about it.
Yesterday my sister-in-law sent me a link to a post on the Bloggess's blog because when she read it, it reminded her of me. Yes, I would SO do exactly what Jenny, the blogger, did. Except with Hubby, it would be plates/dishes unlike Victor and his towel issues. If this isn't sounding familiar--and the thing has gone viral so you may well have read it already, but if not--read it HERE. Priceless.