I was at the point the top was finished and we needed borders.
Look how those little pandas popped right off that fabric!
I auditioned my choices…….using up my stash……which ones to choose…….
these are them.
This quilt was longer than wider so I had to do some thinking. (Did you see the smoke rising?)
I love baby quilts to be about 36” x 36”. It was about 21” x 30” so what do you do?
I opted to make the side borders wider and the top and bottom narrower. Not much difference on the tone on tone cream, but on the green I really changed up the size. The sides are cut 2 3/4” and the top and bottom (from now on named T & B) 1 1/4”. I wasn’t going to put the borders on the T & B, but decided I needed to for the flow of the fabrics.
I finished it up with the bluey/turquoisey fabric.
I did the same thing again. T & B were cut 2 1/4” and the sides were cut 3 3/4”. I only had so much fabric left and decided this time it was going to go! It’s gone.
I have the binding chosen. I’ll set it aside while I quilt this one up. It was hard to get a good photo of this, but it’s that dottie one from the centre of the quilt. Backing……..flannel I think. I still have loads of it on hand. I have diamonds out of my system. I won’t be making another one. I’ll leave it to those that like to fiddle and fool more than I do!
Oh would you like to know the unfinished size?
35 1/2” x 37 1/2”
My This and That is done.
I have my thinking cap on as to how this is going to go together.