Sometimes plans in my head don't actually work out when it come to fabric and sometimes my lack of a plan bites me in the ass. In either case I am stuck to figure out how to either save a project or if I want to scrap it.
Truth be told I rarely scrap a project but I will put it away for a jolly long time until I once again trip on it and find new inspiration in what was before a project that was going nowhere.
In the case of "Rare Beauty" I had done the center panel and then was stuck. I felt like it was too narrow. I added mitered trim borders.. better, but still stuck and missing something.
And there it sat... and sat..... and sat some more as I would try ideas, one after an other only to reject them for some reason or another.
I suspected that I was going to have to take off the borders and damn if I did I not want to do that since I had mitered them and had no more of the fabric with which to replace them.
Stew- Think - Grumble .....................
Since the whole heart of this quilt was applique I came up on the idea of adding applique strips that would look as if they have been pieced into the border... now I was getting somewhere.
So side by side I created an internal border and used some dots of Roxanne Glue-Baste-It to hold it in place as I made sure it was lined up exactly with the seam.
The Roxanne Glue-Baste-It also made sure that I was getting a perfect miter at the corners.. after all if you are going to fake it you need to do it right!
Next I went around the whole (new) border with a custom sized buttonhole stitch ( thank you Bernina 830!) - Once again the Roxanne Glue-Baste-It was an amazing help here.. no scooting or buckling . just smooth sailing the whole way!
Have you gotten the point about how much glue can be your third hand in the sewing room?
I have no idea what is next but at least I am back on the path to getting this piece done!