Continuing on my quest to use up/re-purpose/finish up, etc, I added some serious borders to this UFO (UnFinished Object) pieced top that has been quietly waiting for several years. The pattern I used is one I found here. I had made this out of decent sized “scraps” and thought it would be a good lap sized quilt. Fast forward (2010 to today)…..I have wanted a summer quilt for our bed to replace a chenille spread/garage sale find that has seen better days. A border would be needed to bring it from its 55”x64” to a more respectable double bed size. A trek to my LQS (Krazy Kwiltz in Mabel, MN) produced the needed fabric and so this top became a reality:
Initially, the thought I had was to make the outer borders 6” to 8” but they became 12” when I went to actually cut. We’ll see how this goes……some planning will have to take place regarding the quilting for this area. The center……maybe some type of all-over flowing stitching (feather? paisley?). The dark, narrow green border will have only SID (stitch in the ditch) to anchor it. The dimensions are now around 79”x88”…..perfect! Hope to have this sandwiched and quilted by the end of the week. Remember….you ‘heard’ it here first!!!!