This was the quilt in progress and where it was left off late last fall . Recently I decided the time had come to get back to finishing this quilt so my first job was to do lots and lots of braids , I had some done for a while but still lots to do . I didn't mind doing the braids , this was a first for me but trimming them down , well that is another story , not so much fun . However we got through it and then I added two more borders , a narrow border and the final outside border which I made 8" . I had made a change to the pattern already adding the churn dash blocks instead of the suggested Dresdan blocks so when this final border came up i decided to continue on that theme and did some at 8" to fit as cornerstones. Here is the final outcome , I laid it on the floor so you could see more of it and I don't really have a large enough floor space to spread it out properly but you will get an idea of how it looks .
The other really great thing about this quilt is it was made from my stash , a lot of it had been around for many years for example the second last border , a deep gold , the selvege said 2006 and I know that blue I used for the outer border would be around the same age . Thanks Kaaren for this mystery quilt , it was a lot of fun and a learning experience.
I am on a mission to finish up a few things that have been on the go for a while . This next project is my Let's Book it project and I really would like to have this completed for Christmas this year . I fell in love with this pattern the moment I seen it in the magazine , Quiltmania a special Winter 2014 edition . I do remember that my hubby bought this magazine for me after the new year so early 2015 , he is my enabler , very supportive of my hobby and he figured I would like the quilt on the cover, a red House quilt . Well he was right but, there was this quilt called Merry Christmas designed by Jenelle Kent and made by Cathie Stone that really spoke to me and I knew I would just have to make it . For this quilt I had a small fq bundle of French General fabrics and the rest I found fabrics in my stash that i felt would work well enough even though I would have loved to have more of the FG.
Here is what it looks like now , I will hopefully have another report for the end of the month for Let's Book it .
You know what is neat about this quilt , there is not one Christmas fabric in it , yep , not one .
Here is a little preview of what it will look like . I am loving the red and brown , also a first for me .
I must share a little win I had recently from Buttermilk Basin for their Friday freebie . Wow , what an awesome giveaway . I love wool so this kit will be a real pleasure to work on .
Oh shoot it is sideways , sorry , it is a candle mat with the neat old truck which reminds me of the truck my Uncle Henry had when we were kids and my sisters and I would love to go bouncing around as we drove along . Uncle Henry was my favorite uncle , so full of fun and his wife , our Aunt Margaret was the best Aunt in the world , they were more like grandparents to us and if anything was bothering us that is who we went to for a hug and reassurance. I will think of them as I stitch this up .
Well that is it from me today , I hope you are enjoying a lovely creative day and thanks as always for taking the time to stop by .