I have decided to go with the new fabric for the borders, and make the black border skinnier. So, the new inner border fabric is not getting used in this project. My mom said it looked sort of brown and blah from a distance, and I have to say I agree with her.
So, last night I removed the borders, then cut the black inner border down 1/2”. I then admitted that there is too much fabric in that border, it would not lay flat for anything and as I was trying to starch and press it out, it simply wrinkled on me. That’s exactly what it would do if I tried to quilt it this way, so I decided to take them off too, and see what I can do about easing them back on and make them flat. I think the fullness is coming from the bias edges of the half square triangles….bleh!
Now I’m back down to where I started on Saturday! Will get the outer borders cut Thursday night and see how I can take in the fullness too, so I can get it finished this weekend. We have company coming on Sunday, and I’m getting my hair done in the morning on Saturday. With all of those distractions I’ll be lucky if I get anything else done! DH invited me to go on a date tonight, so will be spending some quality time with him. He’s such a sweetheart!