The triple-mitered border is finished! I haven't made a mitered border since 1995. I was armed with my Quilter's Complete Guide from Fons & Porter, copyright 1993, and tackled the borders before they tackled me.
Zinnie loves to have her picture taken whenever possible. I think I should rename her Butterscotch. She's almost the exact same color as the fabric in the quilt. She's my camouflage dog and quilting companion.
First, I stitched the three strips together for each side, and then did the mitering. No problems! It took me forever, but all four corners are in perfect alignment. When I was trying to get the quilt to pose for the picture, I felt like I was adjusting a bride's train. It just didn't want to cooperate so that's when I took the quilt, sled and dog outside before it got too dark.
It hasn't snowed in days. It has been so cold that the snow refuses to melt and has turned to solid ice. More snow is predicted for tonight.
Now it's time to make a backing and get this quilt loaded on the HandiQuilter. This is going to be interesting. I see hours upon hours of machine quilting in my crystal ball.