Well half of July has already gone by and I had not made any progress on my goal project for A Lovely Year of Finishes, so I decided that today was the day. I had the embroidery done ages ago but needed to trim each of the 3 pieces to 12.5 ” and add the inner border, a swirly white on white fabric. I want the finished piece to be a vertical wall hanging, so I stressed a bit as to which way was up for each of the panels. Then, I remembered that since I save almost everything, I had the little pictures that come with the printed panel, so I was set on that account. I even managed to press the white fabric without scorching it – yes you can easily scorch the white on whites – been there, done that!Next up is the outer border – fabric from one of Lizzy House’s lines.
and then I stopped….I am not sure how to quilt it. I know that I will not do any quilting in the actual sashiko squares, but what to do? Hand or machine quilt with white thread in the blue borders, maybe flowers or a vine? Make the blue border narrower and just bind it? And looking at the picture, the blue border is awfully wavy – what should I do about that? Fix (how?) or ignore it? Suggestions on either or both questions please!