You know I hate doing borders. I hate everything about them - cutting them, sewing them on, quilting on them. I wonder why do all the traditional quilts I see have borders? Is it that we see the quilt tops as pictures needing to be framed? Geesh I don't know - and at this stage in my quilting life - I don't really care. All I do know is that the fewer borders I need to do. . . .the better!
With that in mind, I've decided that I am NOT going to put a border on this memorial quilt. As it was creating, I noticed more and more how the whole thing started looking very homespun - its adapted this very homey, warm, country charm. I really didn't mean for it to go that way - but sometimes, I swear, quilts just create themselves. And this one has definitely taken on a look of its own. As anybody who knows me, I am NOT a country chick. I like my colors to be bold, saturated, in your face. . . but this quilt was about the man - who was blue collar, down to earth, fun. So hopefully the quilt has captured that.
The top is now in three columns so that I can attempt a method of quilt as you go. I never tried this method - but its been in my head for about a year so I might as well give it a shot. I'll let you know how it goes.