Monday, September 22, 2008

Finally a Fairly Finished Top

I finally sewed the last seam on the Old Hurricane Road middle! I'm still pretty sure that the top and bottom are not quite right, but I'm declaring it good enough. Bonnie's pattern ended up at 57.5" X 78.5 while mine ended up a much smaller 55 x 75. I guess super sized seams will do that for a quilt. The geese are all done, I just need to measure the seams and see if I had already switched to the zig-zag foot when I started them. If so, then I'll just keep going with the wrong allowance for the border. Although now that I think about it, that might make the math a little rough. 19 geese at three inches each is a 57 inch border so I guess I need to cut 1.5 inches top and bottom. Of course 75 divided by 3 is 25. so the long sides don't technically need an inner border. For consistency though I should put something there, so if I increase each edge by one, then I'll need to cut 2 inch strips to make it work out. I think that makes sense. Amy would probably be able to tell me if that is right. It was an easy day at school today. We had a guest speaker in Forensic Science and started electron configuration in Chemistry. I do an analogy with and apartment building and lazy but poor college students to explain the orbitals. Either they are all really smart or I'm just a good explainer, because almost everyone seemed to get it on the first time through.

4 comments:

Julie said...

I love seeing the progress on OHR.

Quilt Pixie said...

you could try a gwen marston trick with your borders.... if its too long cut it off, if its to short add to it -- no pre figuring, just get it on there :-)

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Wow...that is just amazing..

Amy (lilme2_99) said...

*chuckle*
okay...a bit late on this one, huh?!?!? :0) Obviously you worked it out and don't need my math verification :0) THANK GOODNESS because my math brain takes a vacation on the weekends. :0)