... kicking my butt! On Saturday, I had my own little sew-in, and got all the blocks for the center of my March colour palette challenge top done. In one day! So on Sunday, I figured I could whip off the borders, and be done with this top in no time at all. Hah! I spent half the morning and all afternoon fighting with this. I know the theory. I know math. I know what I have to do. But for some reason, I could not get the math to play nice with these borders.
Now I think I have all the sizes working for me. But notice I have not yet had the nerve to cut into the 2 transition borders that come before the pieced one. I think I'll measure everything 2 more times, and sew the blocks together and measure a third, before I cut any more strips :)
This is all that's on my design wall today. The votes yesterday were heavily in favour of this layout, so I've gone back to it, and I think this is going to be the one.
I had planned to do the next bock of Dancing with the Stars this weekend, but after fighting with these borders I didn't think paper piecing was likely to go well. The happy news is that I rearranged my sewing room, so now I have easy access to the full length of my design wall. See that box beside the design wall? That's a new blind I bought last summer to replace the horrid drapes in this room. Maybe I'll get that installed one day soon.
Check out Judy's blog for more design walls.