And so it begins…. Border # 2 of Friends of Baltimore has begun 2/13/2020. I have traced the pattern onto the the border fabric using my handy dandy little light box. I am so thrilled to have discovered this awesome tool. It simplifies the process unbelievably. I do have to give credit to my great-nephew Preston. He received a toy light box for Christmas and I happened to see it and thought, “what if” and it worked. Woohooo.
Tracing pattern finished, I started making the circles for the border of the R5 fabric and decided to go ahead and make them for all 3 borders. I am toying with the idea of just going ahead and finishing all the borders before I get back to the individual blocks. That thought led me to also making a gazillion skinny bias strips of the G-5 & G-4 used in the borders. Wow 2 days to make the circles and another 2 days to make the skinny bias strips. Done is good. I’m ready.
As mentioned before I am planning on using black and gray fabrics for all the vases and urns in the borders and corner blocks. This is my interpretation on the 2nd border urn. I like it. I’m hoping using blue for the HST framing the blocks these black and gray fabrics will pull the colors together for a pleasing look. I prep and sew, prep and sew. After I have sewn these pieces down and will need to make more little circles. This time purple. I can say one thing Sue Garman sure liked circles. Her patterns are full of them. This is my third Sue Garman pattern to make. I’m becoming an experienced circle maker.
Have a great day.