Short Line is finished!
Piecing the required 236 blocks was a breeze, connecting all those blocks took me forever. For some reason I could only stand the monotony for a couple of hours a day. I'm good when it comes to piecing blocks, the variety in the fabric and pieces keeps me engaged. I had no idea I had such a low tolerance for repetitive piecing until I tackled this pattern.
It's interesting what you learn about yourself, even after 10 years of sewing. Although I never did get tired of looking at that Sanibel fabric.
So here is Short Line with the blocks pieced, all it needed was a border.
I thought I was on the home stretch. Then a funny thing happened, the fabric I selected for the border, the fabric I loved and couldn't wait to use, my most favorite fabric in the whole bundle, it didn't look so good once it was on the quilt.
I'm not even sure why. I thought the smaller strips would play great with the smaller print of that border, but I was wrong. I wish I could understand why it looks bad, all I know is that it does not appeal to me.
Well I loved that red beach chair fabric so much I wasn't willing to give it up easily, and tried this.
I took off the green inner border and separated the chairs with white fabric. I didn't like this either. Then I tried a third option, large scrappy strips of the fabric for a border. It looked bad too, and I forgot to take a picture, but it wasn't up on the design wall for long.
Then I decided to go with the border that was used in the pattern, and all turned out well.
I love happy endings
So this is Lifetime Quilt Number 157
The pattern is Short Line by Miss Rosie's Quilt Co.
The fabric is Sanibel by Gina Martin for Moda
It finished at 65" x 72"
It has approximately 2,054 pieces.
I love this fabric so much I I'm going use of my scraps on the back.
Miss Rosie's Quilt Co patterns are sometimes hard to find right now, The Corn Wagon Quilt Shop currently has Short Line patterns in stock.