My four purple umbrella blocks are finished.
There are three borders.
- strip of 1 1/2″ squares
- 2″ purple border
- 3″ purple/white border
The blocks are up on my design wall (think closet doors, ), pinned to a small piece of purple fabric.
All have the same dimensions. 19 1/2″ by 21 1/2″. I have never measured anything as much as I measured these. Every step of the way. I didn’t want to make the mistake of over trimming only to have to retrim the others. So slow going it was.
Now… what to do? Add more borders? Add sashing?
I think I will add a border of white and then a second dark purple border or sashing. I have enough of the purple/white border fabric for two more umbrella blocks. That will move the size from wall hanging to lap quilt.
For the back, I was thinking of one GIANT umbrella. Wonder how that would look.
One thing I have to revisit is how I attached the rick-rack. I am going to go back over the handles with handstitching. Just to make sure it doesn’t curl when washed. So I will do that before the sandwich stage.
Hubby came into the room as I was taking photos. He said, “that is pretty, Donna.”
So with that… the Stamp of Hubby Approval… off I go to try to make it even prettier.
Have a safe 4th of July!! Enjoy your holiday.