This is today's view across the valley -- we actually can see across the valley today, as the smoke is a bit lighter that it has been. No wildfires threatening the immediate area, but there are bad fires throughout the region, and a record number of people have been evacuated.
So what's a girl to do when the air is full of smoke? First, make sure necessary items are easy to grab in case fires do happen close to home. And then -- quilting!
I've been busy, but with projects that I can't show for one reason or another.
Yesterday I reached the borders on a project. This one clearly needed mitred borders. So I measured and pressed and measured and stitched -- and my mitre looks fine.
But I remembered why I usually avoid mitres at any cost. Sure, I can do it, and it looks great, but now I need to do it again. And again. And again!! And I did, and it turned out fine, but this is really not my favourite task.
You may notice that the inner dark border has NOT been mitred. I chose not to mitre that one due to the methods used for construction and quilting -- borders were added stitch-and-flip method after the main quilting was done -- and that dark border is only one quarter inch wide.