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Here is the completed Serendipity top! All ready to pin and quilt... Please note the pink triangles in the border, which required MATH to figure out and execute. The math wasn't really too difficult, but I'm not going to officially admit that. I'm going to be like the woman in that ad a few years back who used to sprinkle flour all over her face and clothes, just to make the family think she'd worked So Hard.
I'm pretty pleased and am contemplating another Serendipity.
I trimmed the borders so as to tilt the central portion of the quilt. Theoretically, it should have worked out to be just about square, but it's not. And now it's all bound. It's not uneven enough to look interesting. It's just uneven enough that it looks, well....uneven.
It's bothering me. Arrgh.
I think that the unsquareness of it is interfering with the effect of the tilting. I will whack off a bit and get it more to square. It won't be perfect but I don't care about absolute perfect. I just don't want to assault the eye.
Sound the trumpets! Personal news of the BIG variety: Daughter Caroline and her longtime beau Eric are now officially engaged.
They met in St. Lucia when she was a Peace Corps volunteer and he was working as an economic advisor to the government of St. Lucia.
We could not be more pleased!
No date is set yet--first we have to situate them in the same country. There are some immigration issues to be worked through as Eric is not a U.S. citizen and they hope to live in Washington, D.C. We have Plan A and Plan B. (Plan B is the scarier of the two as it involves a wedding in the VERY near future...)
More details will come as I learn them myself.