... truth in blogging and a picture is worth a 1000 words.
This is a photo of one corner of my Checkers in the Park Picnic Quilt
I believe this photo shows that my narrow inner blue border measures 1" finished in my quilt
and that my corner is squared.
I posted a tutorial of how I made this quilt HERE
My tutorial is an accurate description in words and photos as to how I made my quilt.
One of my readers believes that the narrow blue border strips must be cut at 2"
in order to make this pattern work for her.
If you decide to make a quilt like mine, you may want to take this into consideration.
You may want to cut your strips to 2" to make your quilt.
I always use my own best judgement when I sew and I am sure you do the same.
I do what works for me.
I cut my strips at 1.5 inches.
Above is a close up of the last scrap of my blue border strips.
I squared and trimmed my outer border blocks to 12.5" unfinished
with my 12.5" square Quilter's Rule.
Honestly ... this is what I did.
My quilt is together and it is square and flat and all my corner seams are matched.
I love my quilt!
I posted my tutorial to share my happy quilt with other quilters.
I always try to be as truthful and as accurate as possible when I put words and photos on my blog.
I have never claimed to be an expert or that I am perfect ...
or even that I make perfect quilts.
I believe that perfection does not exist in human endeavor.
I just do the best I can and "just keep sewing."
Miss Katniss approves.
All is happy and well in my quilty corner..
May your happy place be happy today.
Also ... there is still time to get in on my
so check it out!
Miss Katniss curled up and took a nap on this quilt.
She woke up and rolled for me to rub her tummy as I went to snap her picture.
Then she went back to sleep and her little kitty feet and whiskers were twitching.
I think she was enjoying the scent of the green grass on the quilt
and dreaming of running along the riverbank.
A few minutes later, Miss Katniss moved her nap to a sunny windowsill ...
... and Miss Butterfly came in with dirty little feet from digging in the dirt outside
to take her turn on the quilt and wash up ...
it is a good thing I know that I can safely wash this quilt.
Miss Butterfly says, "Now how about one of those belly rubs."
Thanks for reading