Monday, November 15, 2010

This is my UFO that is almost finished after more than a year of stops and starts. I need to add two borders wo each side and the top will be done. I decided it will be a gift to my sister-in-law Lisa in thanks for all the care she gave my late mom, but I had to expand it to a king, which meant I had to use some of the original backing fabric for the borders of the top (the medium aqua). The binding will be the darkest blue.

So that meant I had to piece multiple fabrics for the back, and I got carried away, making a French braid and triangle stripe, keeping the southwest feel. (In an abundance of caution I had bought a yard each of all 9 fabrics, and was able to find extra yardage of the pale blue a year later, but I didn't have a full 9 yards of any single fabric. So the medium aqua will be in the middle of the back, flanked by the two patterned stripes, and then the paler blue on each side, in case the quilt is reversed.

The last bit has involved working with really big chunks of fabric, which makes me really ready to get back to nice manageable 12 inch squares or smaller, or maybe a mini quilt!