The first appliqued outer border strip for "Baltimore Rhapsody" is all stitched up and ready to plunge in water to soak the glue out.
I prepped more than I had time to work on in Alabama...big surprise. (I always pack quilting projects like I am going to a deserted island for a week...I WISH!)
I am liking the swags with the holes in them. They take a little longer to applique down due to the additional edges to secure down.
The effort is worth it. The last swag border I did (on the wall above the couch) poofs out, caused by the compression of the batting from all the hand quilting that surrounds the swags. That has always bugged me. Since I will be hand quilting inside these little swag cut-outs or vents, my swags won't be poofy. YIPPEE!
Three more outer borders to go...