I just spoke to Barb Cowan at The Quilt Connection and enquired about custom longarm quilting of this quilt. She suggested that binding uneven edges was "very ambitious" and that I should consider attaching a border to the quilt to make it more user friendly. She also gave me a very fair quote to custom quilt this quilt in a traditional format.
I was planning on handquilting this quilt. I have put so much work into handpiecing it, and it is for my unborn daughter and I wanted it to be special, but my life circumstances have changed, and I no longer have the time to handquilt this quilt. I know Barb will do a fantastic job! But first, a border.
The Stars and Hexagon project (see most recent entry) has been scrapped. I just wasn't happy with the combination of fabrics. It was too busy. So.... I have pieced the hexagons together and this will become the pram quilt.
I need to add a border, but I don't know quite how I am going to do that. Should I add some more diamonds in yellows / pinks, or should I applique what I have on to the back of a border, or should I cut the uneven edges off what I have to square up the quilt and make adding a border a lot easier (no appliquie required). It's basically the same decision I am facing with the hexagon quilt above.
So now I have these left over...
I think they need a plain background to really make them pop. :-)
And finally, look what arrived from Fabricworm!
I suppose you all recognise this range of fabric by now! Hope Valley by Denyse Schmidt. It's been VERY popular with other bloggers that I follow. I only hope I can make something as beautiful with my fat quarters.