The top is flat, but I can't bend over to straighten it out. However, since it's a pieced border, I will spray starch the border and put a stay stitch a quarter inch from the edge. I've found this helpful to keep them from getting wonky during the quilting process.
I went ahead and switched the red and green in the quilt. I always hesitate to change up something that folks a lot smarter than me selected, but I'm happy with the red on the outer border. Gives it more of a Christmassy feel which is what I was going for.
Peace on Earth by 3 Sisters is one of my top five favorite Moda fabrics! Of all time! Well, since 2001 when I started quilting....
I am really anxious to start another project that I've selected, but first I am going to make a batik quilt for a friend. I love batiks but hardly ever used them so I gave away my batik stash. When this project popped up, I bought a set of 2.5" batik strips, some background, binding and backing, and I'm ready to dive in. This quilt will have some purple in it .... I know, I know, I don't do purple, but anything for my dear friend!
I lost yesterday because I had fasting blood work in the morning, and then stopped by a local quilt shop. Too long without eating gave me a horrible headache, so I came home, ate and went back to bed. Needless to say, I lost the better part of the day. So today I cut and hopefully can start sewing.
Next weekend another fasting test .... but I'm going to take a piece of fruit with me to eat immediately after. I don't deal with those kind of headaches very well. Besides, I surely don't want to lose another sewing day. I'm not getting any younger!!