How to Piece your Boarder:
I don’t have more pictures of sewing on borders because we had a bit of an emergency right a that part was happening … just gotta keep things real around here for everyone.
My mom and dad were over for Easter dinner. My mom and I were up in my room sewing the borders for the quilt (my sewing room is in our unfinished basement, and it’s dark, so my room became my sewing room for this project to get better light), when we heard one of my kids start crying in pain. He gets hurt fairly easily, and is usually fine after a minute. I told my mom he was probably just fine. Then I heard, ” Kara, Spencer just broke his arm.” Say what?!? I immediately asked who did it (assuming it was the trampoline), but was soon assured that he’d gone down the little plastic slide (like 3 feet tall …) on his knees, and his brother pushed him, and he fell off the slide and landed just wrong. My parents were champs and stayed with the kids, and put all 5 to bed while we took the 5 year old to the ER. He broke both bones and had an awesome U shape in his arm. It was disturbing to look at. He did awesome as they set it and braced it and a week later it was casted. 🙂 He’d just gotten the green bear from a nurse, so he’s admiring it and so happy to have it.
Since my mom is awesome, she took the quilt home for me, and finished putting the borders on. She also is a long arm quilter, so she quilts all my quilts. So, she needed to have it to do that, and my husband and I were leaving for Hawaii, soon and I wasn’t going to see her much before then, and so she finished it up. She’s a life saver. She even took this photo for us before binding.