In this pic above, you can see a bit of the cream on cream print, and the sheen of the dupioni, both of which are hard to photograph. I love this Collections for the Cause print. It is now difficult to find!
The blocks will be 12 inches finished; that makes a big quilt very quickly. I likey that! I used my spray bottle quite often to deal with the silk owing to the woven stabilizer. It is a bit thick but is laying flat so far. These were fun to do block by block, just chain piecing the 6 triangle squares and then attaching them to the large square for near instant gratification.
Next, realizing the deadline to mail back the Quilts for Kids quilt is nearing (and oh boy I will not hit it), I quickly put on the borders and pinned the sandwich. Some simple quilting will paste this baby together and I'll slap it in the mail as soon as I can.
What's that you say? Terrible photo? I agree...not so cute wedged into the opening to my master bedroom's vanity area but the light was better here than in my sewing room.
Progress on a UFO from last year also resulted in borders and a sandwich. This is from a now defunct quilt site's online mystery pattern. I simplified it to make this small wallhanging.
Finally, the zig zag quilt received its borders...
I went with a 5 inch finished border. There was a lot of trepidation as the assembly of the zig zag rows meant bias edges on all four sides once the points were cut off.
Of course it is hard to tell where the border ends as it is lying on my red coverlet, but you get the idea.
Now to piece a backing, get a sandwich made, quilt, bind and label. When did I say I was going to have this finished? Oh, yeah, end of April. Yikes!