First I planned to put nine patches in the sashing squares but decided to just put plain squares.
The borders are going to be plain but there will be four of them. Any time I’m working even from a pattern, I roughly draw it in EQ so I can see how the borders will look and get my border measurements. It takes just a few minutes to come up with an EQ drawing and having those measurements saves me so much time and some frustration.
These, of course, aren’t the exact blocks, nor are these the exact fabrics but it gives me an idea of how things will look. Then I make myself a little border chart so I don’t have to keep looking at my drawing and calculating.
Here’s my little chart so I can cut all my border pieces perfectly without stopping each time to measure or calculate. And to prove how much of a Bernina girl I was . . look at those Bernina scissors. 🙂
Hopefully today I’ll have this top finished and on the longarm.