Today is turning into one of those days that you wish wouldn’t come to an end. 🙂 Woke up this morning and decided today was the day to get the Train quilt as close to ready to quilt as I can. I am almost there. I finished the top…had to do some creative piecing with the border. I managed to not have to piece any border edges together… I hate it when I have to do that. I am happy with the way the border turned out. I am sure that the three year old, this quilt is for, will love the extra tracks for his trains to travel 😉 I originally made the borders 8 inches, but wasn’t happy with the way it looked..I thought that the border was overtaking the quilt…so I trimmed it down to 6.5 and am much happier. I really like how the blocks creep over into the border.. I plan to bind the quilt with the black that I used in the quilt. I think it will frame it nicely.
I pieced the back of the quilt together today as well. I used a panel print that was available and some extra little fun blocks to make the back of the quilt just as pretty as the front. 🙂
I think for quilting it I am going to stitch in the ditch around all the black fabric and maybe do a bit of stipple stitching around the characters in the main blocks. I have to admit I am excited to get this finished. It’s always fun to work on a project for someone, but it gets you excited to work on a project for yourself 😉