I guess I am not too old to learn things. Unfortunately sometimes the lesson is not pleasant. Take my blue flower for example….I had it quilted and blocked and ready for binding and I did not like it. Well that won’t be the first quilt that I did not like that I made! So I decided to try to add a border. I read about the process and it did not seem too hard and it wasn’t. I made it more difficult by not just adding one border, but by adding two borders. However, the blue flower while it looks a lot better it certainly is not great.
The trouble with a thin yellow border against the dark blue is that every imperfection shows. Oh well at least it is done.
So what lesson did I learn? You can add a border after the quilt is done, but it is better to add it before you quilt it. I think I will ask myself if a quilt needs a border before assuming that it does not! I will think carefully the next time. And that is certainly a lesson worth learning.
Thanks for reading.