I knuckled under and finished piecing the "Green Lover" quilt. A thin 1 1/2 inch red stop border followed by a 6 1/2 inch piano key border did the trick.
Final measurements.....56" by 76" which makes for a wonderful lap sized cozy quilt.
I love the look of this quilt. One day I'll quilt it.
Ugly fabric and an idea......
I've had this fabric for years, got it from a girlfriend. I think she said that her grandma had given it to her. As you can see the pinkish coral background and large floral pattern. This is a difficult fabric to work with but you know me.....I looked at it for years until inspiration struck.
Never once did I think to use it as a backing. I was determined not to.
After pulling several dull green fabric strips (green is my favorite color BTW), I decided to frame those strips with a black strip to add interest.
This design is one that I've developed over the years and have shared in the past. It's called Fractured Diamond.
I love the way this particular design works out. You can get a double design or more depending on your particular layout.
After I stood back to take a look, I knew that I wanted to diamond to extend into the border which meant I'd have to do "half" block diamonds with solid corners.
I don't even notice that ugly fabric. All I see is that beautiful green popping out!
Believe it or not, this quilt took only the weekend to sew and that includes
interruptions visits from family dinners, Sunday School and Memorial Church service.
The final measurement is 45 inches square.
Can you see the 4 pointy pinkish stars? The one green 4 point green star diamond? The circular type motion of the outer diamonds??
There are probably more shapes if you squint when viewing the photo.
What are your thoughts??