Next step – planning the borders. I drew one side then copied and adjusted it to fit in a flowing feathered border. As you see I added flower/leaves/buds to the corners and centers to help fill and for transition of the flow of the feathers.I thought I had made the right decision on the placement of the flowers on the feathered borders then changed my mind. I didn’t want to draw the whole border over again so just drew flowers on paper and glued it where I wanted them. You can see all the pasted up pieces on the above photo.
Final design with borders – next step to copy the design on white paper. When drawing I use newsprint paper I cut from a roll. The local newspaper offices give the end rolls away or charge a small amount for these rolls that don’t have enough paper left on them to feed through the printer they use to print the newspaper. Some rolls have quite a bit of paper on them too. I have given rolls to each of my daughters for the grandkids to use and have a couple here at home – great for sketching out designs in larger sizes if needed too.
Can’t wait to get started but first I have to transfer the design to the silk fabric. Stay tuned for the next step on my next post for more on this quilt.