I am planning to do the border in a primitive black to complement the crow. Not sure how I will finish it but most likely will whip it. That seems to be my finishing of choice. This rug will be approximately 18" by 24"
I've always used a large quilting hoop but recently purchased my first real frame and thought this would be a good time to talk about it.
It seems that I have pros and cons about this frame. I LOVE how tight the grippers hold the rug in place compared to the quilting hoop. However, I don't seem to have the flexibility I had with a hoop. First let me say, this frame turns every which way, 360 degrees, however, I just have a lot of trouble making good circles with it. I can't seem to turn it as easily as the hoop.
Additionally, I am starting to think the frame is too large for my lap. Perhaps, I should have bought the floor stand along with it. I don't have the best chair to sit in here in Arizona, it's a small RV type recliner/rocker with an unattached footstool. Rolling up a throw blanket and placing it in the small of my back in the chair seems to help me sit up straighter and sometimes seems to help the angle of the frame.
I have also noticed that there is a lot of rug on the frame in an area that really can't be reached easily, hence I'm thinking smaller! Not sure if I am going to invest in another frame yet, but am thinking that maybe......less is more?
Hope you had a beautiful Sunday!