Tuesday, April 8, 2008

How to get a straight edge?

One of the problems with this pattern is the uneven edge that results. This makes it very difficult for binding. I've been working on different ideas around the problem and have settled on this, 1/2 hexagons on one edge (cut long-wise as seen on the top edge in photo), and 3/4 hexagons on the other edge (basically a point cut off as seen on the left side in photo). The resulting edge, as you can see, is straight. The plan will then be to add a strip of black fabric about 6 inches wide around the complete quilt. This will help frame the flower design and add size to the finished quilt.
Watch next month as there should be dramatic progress! (I hope)