The last lesson in the FMQ challenge is by Patsy Thompson and it is on borders. This is a really helpful lesson and the video is so good! We had to practice 5 different borders on a whole cloth. Below is my practice piece. Each border (which are kind of hard to see - sorry) is different and the first 2 from the middle out, are only 1/2" wide. Then there are 2 one inch borders and the final feather border is 2".
Luckily, I had a quilt ready and it has 3 borders, so it was perfect to use some of the ideas for it. The yellow and brown borders are each 1 1/2" wide and the final wide border is 4 1/2" wide. Patsy's video covered the instructions on how to do a feathered border. She is such a good teacher and it was pretty easy to do.
This picture shows the borders from a different angle as well as some of the blocks. The center blocks are done in an overall pattern.
Here is a view of the overall pattern on the back.
Another view of the back.
This view of the front shows the yellow border a little better. I used a variegated thread for the yellow and final border. The rest of the quilting was done with Essential Pro in Cocoa. I used Essential Pro Natural on the bottom. I still have the long sides to quilt and when it is all quilted and bound I will take a picture of the whole quilt.
I am lacking two months of the challenge and I have decided not to make them up due to lack of time. I do want to thank SewCalGal for hosting the challenge, and all the quilting experts that shared their expertise with us. It has been a huge help to me.