I like using skinny stop borders but I am usually clueless as to how to hand quilt them.
I was recently doodling a palm tree...probably wishful thinking with the winter we have been having in southeast lower Michigan. I always draw a certain pattern to represent the bark of a palm tree's trunk. Then it hit me...eureka!
It is something I can do without any thought, measuring, or marking...my favorite sort of quilting pattern.
Here it is sort of crudely drawn out on paper, not exactly what is quilted but enough for you to see what I am doing. It is very random, and I vary the length of each segment before changing the direction of the slant. That comes in very handy when approaching a corner.
Now that the skinny border is done, it is time to finish outline quilting the last 3 of 16 blocks
I'm so close now I can taste the end! Maybe I can get the binding on soon...