Here we are at the end of the Tell it to the Stars project and I’m a bit behind . . not so far that I can’t catch up by the end of the year I hope. This started out as a collaboration between Vicki Welsh and myself. Vicki helped with the design, the fabric kits and the monthly prizes. Thanks so much Vicki!
Vicki finished hers way early and I’m sure she will have a picture of it on her blog. I’ve seen it and it’s gorgeous!
This is what a finished top would look like. The first version would be using Vicki’s fabrics and the second version would be using fabrics of your own.
The final step is to add the borders. ALL MEASUREMENTS GIVEN ARE UNFINISHED MEASUREMENTS. Also, after you’ve added the pieced border, you can do whatever you’d like with your borders. Get to the pieced borders with the measurements shown below and once the pieced border fits, it is no longer necessary to go by the measurements given.
The top, as made, should measure real close to 60″ x 79-1/2″.
Remember in November, we did not add the final Fabric 1 end pieces. Once the previous border is done, cut those end pieces to fit but the final length measurements for the pieced border should be:
Sides: 81-1/2″ (unfinished)
Top & Bottom: 71-1/2″
Just keep this info in the back of your head til you get to the point of adding the pieced border.
Border #1: Fabric 2
Sides: 2-1/4″ x 79-1/2″
Top & Bottom: 1-1/2″ x 63-1/2″
Border #2: Fabric 3
Sides: 1-1/2″ x 81-1/2″
Top & Bottom: 1-1/2″ x 65-1/2″
Pieced (See November instructions and info above)
Border #4: Fabric 1
Sides: 1-1/2″ x 89-1/2″
Top & Bottom: 1-1/2″ x 73-1/2″
Border #5: (If using Vicki’s kit, you have a border fabric. Otherwise, Fabric 3 or whichever fabric you would like to use).
Sides: 3-1/2″ x 91-1/2″
Top & Bottom: 3-1/2″ x 79-1/2″
Of course, we would LOVE to see finished tops! Come back at the end of December and I’ll post a link box for those with finished tops. For now, please share a picture of your top with the pieced borders (not attached!).
Thanks again to Vicki for helping with the design and for her beautiful hand dyed fabric kits.