I quilted one block on Bears With Borders. There’s an extra layer of batting under the embroidery for a slight trapunto effect.
I needed to live with it for a bit to see if I liked the look. I thought about adding another round of stitching, but then the stitching would run off the edge at the sashing. I feel like that would emphasize that the designs aren’t perfectly centered.
The blocks came from the Five and Dime fifty years ago. No computers, no laser technology. Everything about the blocks is a little wonky. It’s part of their charm.
Fabric In: 1.5
Fabric Out: 4 yards
Net Fabric Out: 2.5 yards