I'll add the sides to the middle section once they are constructed so there will be three pieces, the top (as shown above), the bottom and the middle. It is at that point that I will decide what to do with the border. I'll make it and attach it to the sections. It is much easier to work with the sections rather than adding the border to the entire quilt top. The sewing is going fast now so it won't be long until I need to decide on the border.
I teased you with a picture of the middle of an old hexagon quilt that I started many years ago.
This one deserves to be finished so it has been added to the current pile of projects. Want to see what the entire top looks like? Well here it is! My working name for this quilt top is diamonds and arrows. Before you people get too carried away I have to tell you that this quilt is MUCH easier to construct that you think. The hexagons are 1" and I foundation pieced on the hexagon paper before continuing in the usual method of English paper piecing. There are lots of tutorials on my blog about this technique. Just click on the tab English Paper Piecing Instructions & Hexagon Fun. If you don't find what you are looking for just ask. I'll can add a link to a tutorial OR I can write a new tutorial to explain what I did and how I did it!
My plan is to add another border of the dark brown spikes before adding more hexagon stars. If I were to make this again there are some changes I would make but for the most part I am happy with what I've done.
On June 28 I shared some of the things I do to help speed up the process of sewing. Bees Knees Granny was kind enough to share what she does and it is brilliant! She wrote "My focus for needle threading is best at the beginning of the session. I use a Clover needle dome to hold up to ten threaded needles. Great for travel, too. Whether using the needle dome or a pincushion, I knot the thread as I thread each needle, then pull the thread so the knot is right up against the eye. The thread never falls out of the needle while stored this way--just remember to pull the knot down before beginning to sew!" Great tip and one which I'm going to use.
Until I post again, happy sewing.