There was a slight problem with concentration as the news of our daughter's engagement was being anticipated as I pieced the rows on Saturday.
Um, no, that corner paddlewheel isn't quite right! Once we got the "Mom, I'm getting married!" call from our happiest girl in the world, I was able to get the center of the quilt completed.
Then I auditioned stash choices for the first border, a 1" finished strip.
Hard to tell from this photo, but neither of the blues worked. I rejected the red as it was a directional print and I only had 1/2 yard of it. So the green won out. It is very close in value to the blue dot but that's okay, I wanted it to be a quiet border. Since taking this photo I've stitched on the two borders. The outer border is the same blue dot as the setting triangles (which is Wiscasset, by the way). I enlarged it by 3 inches as this quilt is going to a relative just starting radiation therapy for cancer and I wanted the quilt to cover him well. Pics to follow. See more design walls on Judy's blog.
Happy Valentine's Day! Virtual chocolate and flowers to you all. I'm making an apple cobbler for a special dessert tonight.