On Sunday I decided enough was enough. .. I had to get the next bit of Miss Elizabeth done. This is border 3 with all the elongated hexies. They are supposed to be sewn on by hand but due to a very sore arm and shoulder( as well as being impatient) I decide it would be much easier to sew them on the machine. The quilt police can take a day off as my arm and shoulder said a big thank you for not being over used. Am loving the way it is looking.
I have been very careful at measuring my borders and in the pattern it clearly says that , as the pattern writer had used smaller hexies, one less would be needed. Hmmmm well I actually needed two less so the sides went from 23 to 22 to 21 and the top/bottom from 18 to 17 to 16. Of course I thought I had done 78 of them, realised I had done 80 and then only needed 74. The same has happened with the stars for border 5. I have made 33 of them .. I need 32 but as my quilt is coming out much smaller I may only need ??28. Just in case you were wondering, yes I can count but the ability obviously left me when I was preparing these last two border! Off now to put on the thin blue border and then will measure to see how many stars I can actually fit!
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