After months and months working on my grandmothers flower garden quilt, I am getting close to finishing piecing the top.
Each flower is a different color. My row placement start with 9 flowers top to bottom, the next row is 8 flowers top to bottom, etc. Finished it will be a queen size.
I have noticed that when I place the quilt top on my queen size bed that the top and bottom of the quilt look the same but that the sides that hang off the bed because of the variation of 9 flowers on one row to 8 flowers on the next row give a large gap in hexagons. I am wondering if I should add one one row of solid white between the 9 flowers and 8 flower rows to make it look more uniform.
This has been a major undertaking. My plan is to take my quilt to a fellow quilter with a long arm machine. She is going to machine baste it every 5 inches. My choice for batting is washable wool. I plan on hand quilting the top and hopefully will have it ready to enter in our West Houston quilt show in 2013.
Any other ideas on how to finish the sides of my quilt?
Any suggestions would be appreciated!